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Barnsley Museums welcomes almost 1.2 million visitors

Barnsley Museums celebrated attracting almost 1.2 million visitors in 2016/17. To mark the occasion, the last visitors to arrive on Friday, 31 March were presented with a special gift from Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, at Worsbrough Mill Country Park.

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Barnsley Archives celebrate 30 years of success

Thursday, 6 April is the 30th anniversary of Barnsley Archives, which first opened its doors in 1987. The service has gone from strength to strength over the years with visitor figures increasing from 279 in the first year to a whopping 25,000 in 2016.

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A belter of an exhibition is batted into Experience Barnsley

Visitors will be bowled over by the latest free exhibition to arrive at Experience Barnsley. 'Dickie Bird: My Life in Cricket' celebrates the life, times and achievements of one Yorkshire's most famous sportsmen. On display for the first time, between Saturday 18 February and Sunday 14 May, is a selection of Dickie’s personal objects as well as a new film about his life. The exhibition charts his story from early days as the footballing son of a miner to becoming the world’s most famous cricket umpire.

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‘Light Lines’ nominated for prestigious award

The public artwork commissioned by Barnsley Council to remember the many brave soldiers who fell in the Battle of the Somme, has been nominated for a prestigious award. ‘Light Lines’ by artists, musson+retallick, has been nominated for a National Civic Trust Award and is the only piece of artwork outside of London to be nominated.

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