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

Thriving industrial village

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

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

Ceramic bowl

Ceramic bowl made by William de Morgan, c. 1890

Experience Barnsley

Barnsley football team

Barnsley football team with the FA Cup, 1912

Cooper Gallery

Taormina

Taormina in ink and watercolour by Edward Lear (1812-1888), Sadler Bequest 1932.

Experience Barnsley

Helmet

Helmet worn by women on the picket lines against pit closures in 1984

Experience Barnsley

1970s MINISTERIAL RED BOX

The design of these lead-lined boxes have changed little since the 1860s. They're designed to keep ministerial documents safe. This one belonged to Lord Roy Mason, MP for the Barnsley constituencyfrom 1953 - 1983. Photo © Norman Taylor

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Roman coin of Crispina

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

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.

Cooper Gallery

Wooded Landscape

Wooded Landscape with a Bridge in oil on panel by Roelandt Savery (1576-1639), Cooper Bequest.