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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Cooper Gallery

Peggy Airey

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

Elsecar

Miners Cottages, 1790s

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

Experience Barnsley

RECONSTRUCTED ROMAN CERAMIC VESSEL WHICH CONTAINED THE 'DARFIELD HOARD 1'

In 1947, workmen digging foundations for new houses at Darfield hit upon a pottery jar full of Roman coins, dating from the 1st to 3rd centuries. Another two hoards were uncovered in the same area in 1948 and 1950. BMBC.TH.1375 Photo © Norman Taylor

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

Worsbrough Mill

Horse and cart, early 20th century

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

Cannon Hall

Ceramic Vase

'Cannon Hall' ceramic vase made by Sian Leeper for Moorcroft, 2007

Elsecar

Working in the New Yard

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

Elsecar

Elsecar by the Sea

Swimming and boating on the reservoir became so popular that a beach was made!

Experience Barnsley

McLintocks linen advert

McLintocks linen advert from the 1870s

Cooper Gallery

Hurricane Before St Malo

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