Stories of the Somme

Marking the centenary of the First World War, Stories From The Somme tells the story of the bloodiest battle in British Army's history through the eyes of local people.

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies collects, preserves and makes available the documentary heritage of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley.


Our museums give children of all ages the opportunity to discover new things and feel inspired. Young people like museum visits as they help improve relationships with classmates and teachers, giving them the chance to get to know each other better in a unique environment.

Barnsley Museums online shop

Take a look at the Barnsley Museums online shop. You will find lots of unique gift ideas many with a Barnsley theme. You can also purchase tickets to many of our wonderful events.

Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of the borough.  It is an inspiring place for all the family to visit.  There is lots of fun to be had in the interactive galleries and the Discovery Centre holds priceless treasures.

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As part of ‘The Joy of Sound and Vision’ project, Barnsley Archives are looking for any footage relating to the borough that people may have tucked away. People who would like to get involved can call into the Learning Lab in Experience Barnsley, based in the town hall, between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday, 5 October. Here they can bring in any films and tapes they think maybe of interest. Footage could be in a variety of formats including cine, VHS or cassette tapes.

Experience Barnsley

Poems in the Pub

A series of poetry workshops will be taking place at the Arcade Alehouse to celebrate Barnsley’s, Hear My Voice Project. The project encourages the people of the borough to dig deep into their imaginations and express themselves through poetry, written and spoken word.

Experience Barnsley