Guides

More collection guides coming soon

We will be making some changes to this page throughout late 2022, adding more information about the fascinating collections we have to offer in Barnsley.

Guide to school records

Our school records can provide information about pupils, teachers, school life and the local area. Records include logbooks, admission registers and photographs. The full guide (including notes on access restrictions) is available to download below.

Guide to parish councils

Parish councils form the tier of local government that is closest to the people of the area. Our collections cover most parish councils in Barnsley. Types of records collected include meeting minutes, newsletters and the use of recreational facilities.