Barnsley Archives and Local Studies

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

Learning

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.

Tins! Tins! Tins! - Lifting the Lid on the Barnsley Canister Company

The exhibition celebrates 100 years of the ‘Greatest Tin Factory in the World’ and looks at one of Barnsley’s most intriguing companies. We uncover the hidden story of how the company impacted on the lives of working women in Barnsley - liberating them and giving them a new found freedom.

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.

Events & Exhibitions

Collections

Latest News

Record Numbers Visit Barnsley Museums

It has been a record breaking year for Barnsley Museums as they have welcomed over 1.2M visitors to their five fantastic sites across the borough.

Experience Barnsley

KES LANDS IN EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY

A life size statue which commemorates the fifty year anniversary of the publication of the literary classic ‘A kestrel for a knave’, will be temporarily on display in Experience Barnsley Museum from Wednesday, 27 February.

Experience Barnsley