Festival of Archaeology 2023

Throughout July and the summer we are celebrating Barnsley's archaeolgical discoveries! The above film was made by local artist Fabric Lenny who has animated the archaeological displays at Experience Barnsley. Follow us on our social media where we will be sharing lots more #FantasticFinds and when you visit the museum look out for QR codes which make our stone heads come to life!

A metal bracelet with decorations carved into it

We have published a new blog about the archaeology collections on display in the museum which you can read here

Family activities

See more of our archaeology collections in this e-book

A Roman coin

Archaeology Games 


Trowel & Error - Barnsley Museums’ poet laureate Eloise Unerman with help from the Barnsley and Rotherham Young Archaeologists Club have created a decisions and consequences format Twine game.

Read our blogs from a range of guest bloggers on the Barnsley Museums blogsite

Watch Archaeological themed videos

A guide to how to plan your own mini archaeology dig in your back garden
Archaeological highlights from the Barnsley Museums collections
Part of our Makaton Monday series of videos