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

Miners Cottages, 1790s

Plans by Georgian architect John Carr for Miners Cottages at Elsecar (thanks to Sheffield City Council).

Cooper Gallery

Hurricane Before St Malo

Hurricane Before St Malo in oil on canvas by Eugene Isabey (1803-1886), Cooper Bequest.

Cooper Gallery

Peggy Airey

Peggy Airey in oil on canvas by Abel Hold (1815-1896), Fox Bequest.

Elsecar

Canal. Railway. Colliery.

The canal was cut in the 1790s and the railway arrived in 1850. The colliery shown here is Elsecar Main, 1905-1983.

Cannon Hall

Mahogany 'Wheelback' chair

Mahogany 'Wheelback' chair in George Hepplewhite style, c. 1780

Cannon Hall

Oak and copper smoker’s cabinet

Oak and copper smoker’s cabinet made by Shapland & Petter, c. 1900

Experience Barnsley

Barrow Colliery Disaster

Barrow Colliery Disaster remembrance card, 1907

Cooper Gallery

Bath the Sublime

Bath the Sublime: Norfolk Crescent in chalk, ink line and wash on paper by Walter Sickert (1860-1942), Sadler Bequest 1932.

Worsbrough Mill

Horse and cart, early 20th century

Miller Fred Watson is in this picture, he lived and milled here for decades.

Experience Barnsley

Arthur Bower

Arthur Bower with his wooden rattle which he took to the first Barnsley football match in 1948