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

Pewter centrepiece

Pewter centrepiece made by Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, c. 1895

Cooper Gallery

Wooded Landscape

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

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Barnsley football team

Barnsley football team with the FA Cup, 1912

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McLintocks linen advert

McLintocks linen advert from the 1870s

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Dave Allemby

London 2012 Olympics touchbearer Dave Allenby

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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

Cannon Hall

Art Nouveau style vase

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

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BISCUIT FROM FIRST WORLD WAR, 1914-1918

George Burnett was 33 when he enlisted in the First World War to the 13th Yorks and Lancs Regiment in 1914. According to his army enlistment record, he had previously worked in a chemical factory. He was married to Eva Thornton and lived at King Street, Barnsley. George was lost on the Somme in 1916 for four days, and was later treated for Shell Shock in an army hospital. He brought home many items from the trenches, including this army issue biscuit. He returned to Barnsley to work in Borrow Colliery after being discharged from the army in 1919. Photo © Norman Taylor

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Helmet

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

Elsecar

Working in the New Yard

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