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

Rene Lalique figurine

Rene Lalique figurine, c.1900

Experience Barnsley

McLintocks linen advert

McLintocks linen advert from the 1870s

Cannon Hall

Capriccio

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

Cooper Gallery

Taormina

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

Experience Barnsley

BUGLE, 1943

This bugle was played by Don Booker MBE in the Barnsley Army Cadet Force Band in 1943. In later years, it was converted into a table lamp. The band was based at Barnsley Drill Hall, Eastgate, now occupied by the Barnsley Chronicle. The bandmaster was Reg Rapson who also played in a dance band. Photo © Norman Taylor

Experience Barnsley

EARLY BRONZE AGE STONE HAMMER HEAD, c.2000 BC

This hammer head was found during the construction of Scout Dyke Reservoir at Ingbirchworth in the 1920s. Although for the past 40 years it has been used as a door stop! The hammer was owned by William Wadsworth who worked at Barnsley Corporation Waterworks, based at the town hall. The hammer was passed through the family and played with by grandchildren for decades. (LI.BMBC.TH.2012.14) Photo © Norman Taylor

Cooper Gallery

Wooded Landscape

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

Elsecar

Working in the New Yard

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

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.

Cooper Gallery

Hurricane Before St Malo

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