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

Art Nouveau style vase

Art Nouveau style vase made of glass by Emile Gallé, late 19th Century

Elsecar

Canal Basin

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

Cannon Hall

Bronze ‘Pan’ figurine

Bronze ‘Pan’ figurine made by Gertrude Spencer-Stanhope, c. 1900

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.

Experience Barnsley

CHLOROFORM PURE 1944

Following his escape from a German forced labour camp during the Second World War, Frank Dubrowski joined the French Resistance where he was issued chloroform to be used as an anaesthetic. Members of the French Resistance fought against the Nazi occupation in France, they published underground newspapers, captured intelligence and kept escape routes open. It could be very dangerous work. After the war, Frank and his wife Annie, settled in Barnsley. They lived in Worsbrough Dale until they passed away, Frank in 2005 and Annie in 2012. Photo © Norman Taylor

Elsecar

The Girl Pat

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

Experience Barnsley

Dave Allemby

London 2012 Olympics touchbearer Dave Allenby

Worsbrough Mill

The mill renovated

Looking beautiful in the sunshine, this shot from the 1970's reveals the results of the mill's renovation.

Cannon Hall

Rene Lalique figurine

Rene Lalique figurine, c.1900

Worsbrough Mill

Flours

From wholemeal flour to bran and semolina, thousands of tonnes of flour have been milled here.