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

Barnsley's first station

Barnsley's first station in Cudworth, 1840

Experience Barnsley

2005 SIGNED ARCTIC MONKEYS POSTER

Timm Cleasby, a photographer from Birdwell, was the Arctic Monkeys' tour manager in their early years. The band famously played Birdwell WMC in the summer of 2005, just a coupe of months before their debut album became the fastest selling debut album in UK chart history, selling 363,735 copies in the first week. The band studied at Barnsley College. Photo © Norman Taylor

Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill, 1625

The original mill was built in 1625. The mill cottage followed in the 1700s and three-storey mill extension in the 1840s.

Cannon Hall

Oak and copper smoker’s cabinet

Oak and copper smoker’s cabinet made by Shapland & Petter, 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.

Elsecar

The Girl Pat

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

Experience Barnsley

Helmet

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

Worsbrough Mill

Horse and cart, early 20th century

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

Cannon Hall

Bronze ‘Pan’ figurine

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

Worsbrough Mill

Flours

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