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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Elsecar

Working in the New Yard

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

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Dave Allemby

London 2012 Olympics touchbearer Dave Allenby

Worsbrough Mill

Georgian reservoir

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

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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

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McLintocks linen advert

McLintocks linen advert from the 1870s

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Helmet

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

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.

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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

Cannon Hall

Mahogany 'Wheelback' chair

Mahogany 'Wheelback' chair in George Hepplewhite style, c. 1780

Cannon Hall

Bronze ‘Pan’ figurine

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