The Barnsley Main Heritage Group (BMHG) formed in late 2016. We are an independent, unincorporated group of volunteers working with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) and the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) to conserve and protect the remaining buildings of Barnsley Main Colliery and the wider site.

Our key aim is to use the Grade 2 listed buildings to educate the current generation about the coal mining industry and the central role it played in the history of Barnsley and South Yorkshire.

We have regular meetings, workdays and organise events throughout the year. You can see some photos of our activities here. We also liaise closely with BMBC and the DVLP about current plans for the site.

We are an open group and new members are encouraged so if you have an interest then please get in touch via our contact page.