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

1940 PRISONER OF WAR BOWL

This tin bowl belonged to Stanley Brazier and was the only thing he ever stole in his whole life. Stan was taken prisoner by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore and was placed in the notorious Changi Prison. Whi...lst there, he was sent up country as part of the labour force. He did not wish to eat his rations from a leaf so he took the bowl when he left prison. Whilst in prison, he started to inscribe the names of new friends onto the side of the bowl. Photo © Norman Taylor

Elsecar

Rows and Rows

Follow Wath Road and watch how the village expanded, with rows of cottages built end on end.

Experience Barnsley

Glass epergne

Glass epergne made by Wood Brothers for the 1851 Great Exhibition in London

Experience Barnsley

BLACK-GLAZED CERAMIC FLOOR TILE c.AD 1200-1300

Medieval tile fragment, glazed in yellow and black from the church floor at Monk Bretton Priory. BMBC.TH.1246 Photo © Norman Taylor

Worsbrough Mill

Mill machinery, 2013

Miller Terry controls the millstones using technology which has changed little for hundreds of years.

Cannon Hall

Rene Lalique figurine

Rene Lalique figurine, c.1900

Cannon Hall

Bronze ‘Pan’ figurine

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

Worsbrough Mill

Horse and cart, early 20th century

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

Experience Barnsley

1940s WOODEN RATTLE

Barnsley FC's own historian, Arthur Bower, first spun his rattle at the first Barnsley Football Club match at Oakwell in 1949, which was Barnsley's cup tie against Blackpool. Many people took rattles to football matches at this time and often painted them in team colours. Originally, the rattle was used by Arthur's family members in World War II, they worked as Air raid Wardens and would use the rattle to warn residents of the threat of gas attacks. Photo © Norman Taylor

Worsbrough Mill

Georgian reservoir

Built to feed canals that supported massive industrial expansion in the area. Completed in 1802.