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

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

Cooper Gallery

Taormina

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

Cannon Hall

Capriccio

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

Cannon Hall

Bronze ‘Pan’ figurine

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

Cannon Hall

Pewter centrepiece

Pewter centrepiece made by Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, c. 1895

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

Miners Cottages, 1790s

Plans by Georgian architect John Carr for Miners Cottages at Elsecar (thanks to Sheffield City Council).

Worsbrough Mill

Horse and cart, early 20th century

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

Elsecar

Thriving industrial village

Hundreds came to live here as the village thrived. Many stories have been passed down through generations.

Experience Barnsley

Bryony Nixon

Bryony Nixon with her school shirt signed by all friends on the last day of school.