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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Experience Barnsley

Roman coin of Crispina

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

Cooper Gallery

A Street in Lericci

A Street in Lericci in oil on panel by Frederick Lord Leighton (1830-1896), Cooper Bequest.

Experience Barnsley

1970s NIPSY STICK, NIPSYS AND BRICK

This is Frank 'Yank' Lenthall's Nipsy stick. Highly respected player 'Yank' wouldn't give awar any secrets about how he made his sticks. Don Chambers says "You get a house brick, put it on the ground and slightly tilt it back, put your nipsy -shaped like a pigeon's head - on it... then tap it. It flies up in the air and you strike it when it rises." Photo © Norman Taylor

Cannon Hall

Capriccio

Capriccio: A Colonnade Opening onto the Courtyard of a Palace by Giovanni Antonio Canal, c. 1765

Cannon Hall

Ceramic bowl

Ceramic bowl made by William de Morgan, c. 1890

Elsecar

Thriving industrial village

Hundreds came to live here as the village thrived. Many stories have been passed down through generations.

Cooper Gallery

Hurricane Before St Malo

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

Worsbrough Mill

Horse and cart, early 20th century

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

Cannon Hall

Mahogany 'Wheelback' chair

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

Worsbrough Mill

Reg Steel

One of the many millers whose stories can be discovered at the mill. Reg was here in the 1920s and 1930s.