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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Cannon Hall

Ceramic bowl

Ceramic bowl made by William de Morgan, c. 1890

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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Roman coin of Crispina

Roman coin of Crispina, wife of Commodus, AD 180-183

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Barnsley's first station

Barnsley's first station in Cudworth, 1840

Worsbrough Mill

Mill machinery, 2013

Miller Terry controls the millstones using technology which has changed little for hundreds of years.

Elsecar

The Girl Pat

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

Elsecar

Canal Basin

Imagine the thriving bustle of the basin in the 1800s. The basin and steam mill (on the left) are still there.

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BLACK-GLAZED CERAMIC FLOOR TILE c.AD 1200-1300

Medieval tile fragment, glazed in yellow and black from the church floor at Monk Bretton Priory. BMBC.TH.1246 Photo © Norman Taylor

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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2005 SIGNED ARCTIC MONKEYS POSTER

Timm Cleasby, a photographer from Birdwell, was the Arctic Monkeys' tour manager in their early years. The band famously played Birdwell WMC in the summer of 2005, just a coupe of months before their debut album became the fastest selling debut album in UK chart history, selling 363,735 copies in the first week. The band studied at Barnsley College. Photo © Norman Taylor