Tailor Made In Barnsley

Welcome to an online exhibition celebrating Barnsley’s textile makers! The borough has centuries of stories of weaving, sewing and quilting to tell. Whether it’s a McLintock’s jacket, a Barnsley linen tea towel or a snappy Sugdens shirt, our fabric products were known for innovation and top quality.

We’ve chosen items from the museum and archive collections which show some of the people, processes and products of this rich textile history.

A virtual tour of the exhibition

Did you work at a textile factory?

We'd like to hear from you! There is a screen in the exhibition which we are adding your photographs and memories to. Email your images to experiencebarnsley@barnsley.gov.uk or contact us through social media.

Below are a selection of staff photographs from Corah's

Online Activities

The Corah's factory


a screenshot of the virtual exhibition

Take a 360° tour of the exhibition

'Textile Tuesdays' Download our activity sheets and get crafting at home!

Weavers cottages

Listen to a talk about Barnsley's Textile History by historian Harold Taylor

an illustration of two men wearing Mclintock's jackets

Solve these Tailor Made Jigsaw puzzles

screenshot of the e-books webpage

Browse a list of crafting & making magazines (Requires BMBC Library Card to access)