Collections

Barnsley's museum and archive collections include fine and decorative art, social and industrial history, archaeology, archival documents and photographs, local studies literature and sound and film. 

If you would like to make an enquiry about the collections, please email artsmuseumsandarchives@barnsley.gov.uk

 

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Elsecar

The Girl Pat

Many remember the rowing boat that was set up on the reservoir in the 1940s.

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1960 SLAZENGER'S TENNIS BALLS

From the 1880's and for more than a centurym Slazenger's Barnsley factory sent tennis balls and equipment around the world, including to the Wimbledon Championship every year. With the company's reputation at stake, only the best and most experienced employees were put on the 'Wimbledon Section'. Products were rigorously tested and checked. Photo © Norman Taylor

Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill, 1625

The original mill was built in 1625. The mill cottage followed in the 1700s and three-storey mill extension in the 1840s.

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Bronze Roman bracelet, 2nd to 3rd century AD.

Bronze Roman bracelet, 2nd to 3rd century AD. This roman bracelet was found during open cast coal mining at Billingley in 1950. The ends of the bracelet are moulded in the form of a serpents head. BMBC.TH.1362 Photo © Norman Taylor

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Dave Allemby

London 2012 Olympics touchbearer Dave Allenby

Elsecar

Working in the New Yard

Thousands have worked in the workshops, offices and ironworks that are now packed with visitors and shops.

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BUGLE, 1943

This bugle was played by Don Booker MBE in the Barnsley Army Cadet Force Band in 1943. In later years, it was converted into a table lamp. The band was based at Barnsley Drill Hall, Eastgate, now occupied by the Barnsley Chronicle. The bandmaster was Reg Rapson who also played in a dance band. Photo © Norman Taylor

Cannon Hall

Child Holding an Apple

Child Holding an Apple by Caesar van Everdingen, 1664

Worsbrough Mill

Mill in need of repair

The mill became run down in the mid-20th century. Severe storms in the 1950s didn't help its condition.

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Barrow Colliery Disaster

Barrow Colliery Disaster remembrance card, 1907