VISITOR numbers at Barnsley Museums have reached an all-time high this year, increasing by 28 per cent.

Across all venues, 1,467,938 people paid a visit to local attractions.

Lynn Dunning, head of Barnsley Museums, said: “Our museums are great not just great for days out but are the cornerstone for many communities.

“Our venues are free to enter and we have lots to offer no matter what your age or tastes, so if you haven’t been to see us yet we would love for you to come along.”