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

Dave Allemby

London 2012 Olympics touchbearer Dave Allenby

Worsbrough Mill

Mill in need of repair

The mill became run down in the mid-20th century. Severe storms in the 1950s didn't help its condition.

Cannon Hall

Ceramic Vase

'Cannon Hall' ceramic vase made by Sian Leeper for Moorcroft, 2007

Experience Barnsley

1970s MINISTERIAL RED BOX

The design of these lead-lined boxes have changed little since the 1860s. They're designed to keep ministerial documents safe. This one belonged to Lord Roy Mason, MP for the Barnsley constituencyfrom 1953 - 1983. Photo © Norman Taylor

Worsbrough Mill

The mill renovated

Looking beautiful in the sunshine, this shot from the 1970's reveals the results of the mill's renovation.

Cannon Hall

Capriccio

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

Elsecar

Miners Cottages, 1790s

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