Pour a hot chocolate, open a box of mince pies and celebrate Christmas virtually with Barnsley Museums. Watch films from the archives, singalong with the Barnsley Museums Christmas concert and get that fuzzy nostalgic feeling with photos of #BarnsleyChristmas from days gone by.

Make sure you're following us on social media where we will be sharing more festive memories and counting down to Christmas with a festive jigsaw challenge

A Darfield family celebrating Christmas in the 1970s

In Experience Barnsley we're celebrating Christmas 1970s style! We've created a blog filled with 70s festive memories.

A 1970's Barnsley Christmas Blog

12 Days of Christmas 

For Christmas 2022 we've recorded a new video in Makaton. It's inspired by objects from our collections relating to the twelve days of Christmas, between Christmas and new year we'll be sharing more details about on our social media channels.

Last year we did a series of videos linked to the 12 Days of Christmas where we explored Eldon Street stories 

Barnsley Museums Christmas Concert

It feels like a lifetime ago now but in 2020 we premiered a festive concert featuring music, poetry and spoken word filmed across all our venues, which you can now watch on YouTube

Kate Rusby performing at Cannon Hall Museum
A postcard of Locke Park with a Christmas greeting ' A merry Christmas and a Happy new year'

We've put together an album of Christmas cards from our collections. See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/barnsleymuseums/albums/72177720303897973


Are you thinking of donating to charity instead of buying cards this year? Why not support the work of Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust? www.bmht.org



Please tag us on social media with your #BarnsleyChristmas memories. Here are memories of the Butterfield's grotto in a video that was recorded as part of our Virtual Coffee Mornings