We continue to be part of great local projects that preserve and promote the heritage of Barnsley. In this section you can read an overview of each project and view online resources we have created.
Explore the history of Eldon Street through its fascinating buildings
Explore the history of Eldon Street through our archives. We hold many plans and photos of Barnsley buildings. This collection showcases some of the historic buildings we have researched for the Eldon Street High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ).
Remotely Digital - digital volunteering
'Remotely Digital' is a remote digital volunteering initiative with the aim of breaking down barriers to opportunities in the heritage sector.
Remembering the Barnsley British Co-Operative Society. This National Lottery Heritage Fund project enabled us to research and exhibit the story of a much-loved local business which was at the heart of our communities.
'All Manner of Wickedness' - nonconformist collections in Barnsley
The title of the project refers to words uttered by Methodist Church founder John Wesley in the 18th century during a visit to Barnsley. This project opens up and makes accessible over 300 years’ worth of nonconformist archives for the first time.
'Light Lines' - Somme Commemorative Artwork
The 1st of July 2016 marked the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. On that day, around 300 Barnsley men lost their lives. To commemorate this anniversary, a new piece public art was commissioned and is on permanent display in Churchfields Peace Gardens.