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.

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.

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


Latest News

Many share memories at Barnsley Girls’ High School remembrance

Visitors recently gathered at Barnsley’s Archives and Discovery Centre, to attend the Barnsley Girls’ High School remembrance. People came along to share memories of their time at the school and take a look at the many photographs and documents held by the service.

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Stories of the Somme

As part of a public art project to commemorate the Battle of the Somme, Barnsley Museums would like to see photographs of those brave men who fell on the 1 July 1916. The installation, which will be created by artists Musson and Retallick and local school children, will remember the heroic men who risked their lives fighting for King and Country.

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Guided walks planned to tell the story of the Oaks Colliery Disaster

The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP), supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), is delivering a series of free guided walks around important locations related to the 1866 Oaks Colliery Disaster. 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the disaster at Hoyle Mill, Barnsley, the worst mining disaster in English history. The DVLP is co-ordinating commemorative events for the disaster and has worked with a team of volunteers to reveal the death toll for the disaster was higher than previously thought.

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