Welcome to the Barnsley Museums Festival of Archaeology: Online 


During the Festival of Archaeology 2022 we're going to explore the stone heads in our collection, in particular the rather mysterious head which our followers named John Stones last year! 

Photoshop our head into your holiday photos and share on our socials! @BarnsleyMuseums where we will also introuce you to the Barnsley Museum Team via heads that we have made and decorated!

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

Family activities


We've got a range of activities to keep children enternatained all summer!

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