Experience Barnsley is 10!
Thank you to everyone who celebrated our 10th anniversary on 27 June, the celebrations don't end there! We've created this page with a lookback and a public vote to determine your favourite exhibition.
One of the people who joined us for our birthday party was Louise Cassidy who wrote this about her day at the museum:
The museum is my favourite place in Barnsley so I couldn’t let the 10th Anniversary go by without visiting. Myself and my daughter attended the celebrations on Wednesday afternoon.
The celebrations opened with a brief history of how it all started 10 years ago. There was a lovely buffet laid out in the museum café, with a beautiful celebration cake from Staniforths.
We watched three short films of times gone by, including our lost mining industry and then had a mini auction.
We went to look around the museum and I saw an amazing piece of artwork. A huge cardboard replica of the Town Hall, all designed and put together from cardboard by Amanda Stoner. I can’t imagine how long it took for her to complete.
Each window of the replica town hall represents a past exhibition which you can now vote for online
We headed back to the museum café area where a giant anniversary card was waiting for signatures from people, which I signed; Finally the cake was cut, it looked so nice it was shame to cut it but taste buds won in the end.
The museum is a really friendly and welcoming place to go. Needless to say we enjoyed the celebration and look forward to many more.
Join in the online celebrations!