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FREE VIRTUAL TOUR: Discover the Barnsley digital storefront which announces the reopening of the city’s museums UK News

Now its famous people, along with unsung heroes, places, artifacts, coal and glass industries, and more, are celebrated with a free virtual tour of the city’s acclaimed new look, Experience Barnsley Museum and Visitor Center.

It was launched over the weekend to preview the renovated museum ahead of it reopening for in-person tours next week, as well as other Barnsley Museum sites, after months of closure due to Covid19 lockdown measures.

VISIT THE TOUR: Discover the incredible Experience Barnsley guided tour, filled with 360-degree video, photos, text and photo hotspots, bringing the exhibits and the city’s rich history to life – CLICK HERE.

LOOK: Curator Steve Skelley took part in a free live Q&A tour of the digital experience hosted by The Yorkshire Post and Graham Walker of The Star, to showcase some of the exhibits and how they work. Watched by over 3000 people, when first seen on Facebook it is now available on demand in HD quality – CLICK HERE.

During the lockdown, the Barnsley Museums also kept the sites digitally open with virtual tours of its Cannon Hall museum and permanent collections De Morgan Gallery: A Family of Artists and Cracking Ceramics, Worsbrough Mill and a hugely popular temporary exhibit I Grew Up In The 80s at Experience Barnsley. He has also organized live tours, lectures, demonstrations, created online publications, podcasts, audio descriptions, videos and made the world news with coverage as far as Australia for his puzzles of works of art. art, museum objects and places.

For all this and more, he was shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Museums and Heritage Awards alongside powerful organizations such as the London Transport Museum, the National Trust, the National Galleries of Scotland, the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. The winner will be announced during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m. To find out more, visit

While its doors were closed, Experience Barnsley underwent a substantial refresh with many new items and artifacts added.

The museum, which opened in 2013, is packed with artifacts, photos, documents, films and stories from life in Barnsley. It’s a great place for locals to explore their heritage and for visitors to learn more about the amazing arrondissement.

Along one side of the main gallery, the Barnsley Wall, features rare archaeological artifacts, artifacts and archival displays, films, and interactive artifacts all of which trace the area’s known history from the past. prehistory until the 21st century.

In addition to presenting a timeline, the museum also explores professional life, hobbies, home and family over the years. has continued to collect items since its opening, from medieval finds to Victorian costumes and digital photos of life on lockdown.

Barnsley Museums receives financial support from Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust – to donate visit

Experience Barnsley Museum and Visitor Center will reopen after Covid19 lockdown for in-person tours from Monday, May 17

It will reopen all its museum and gallery spaces from Monday, May 17, in accordance with the government’s roadmap.

The indoor offering in the museum buildings will be open to visitors for the first time in months after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The reopening of spaces includes;

Discover Barnsley’s 3D virtual tour

* Cannon Hall Museum and Gift Shop – reopening Tuesday May 18 (the park is open all year)

* Worsbrough Mill will remain closed but is expected to reopen in summer (Country Park remains open year round)

* Elsecar Heritage Center – shops, café and visitor center are open and the Gallery space is due to reopen in the summer.

All museums have undergone a Covid refresh, providing a safe and secure experience and, as always, visitors will receive a warm welcome, bosses say.

The museums have received a Visit Britain ‘We are good to go’ safety certificate, which ensures a safe and secure environment.

Curator Steven Skelley gave a live Q&A to kick off the virtual tour

An exciting program has been planned to mark the reopening of museums and galleries.

The Barnsley Archives and Local Studies will open Monday through Wednesday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm and it will be a much anticipated return for the team, volunteers and the community at large. It will operate on a limited basis with service by appointment only. Documents and other materials can be viewed by pre-order.

The Cooper Gallery will open its doors with a unique exhibition of works of art. “The Cooper Prize” is a collection of pieces selected in the framework of the Gallery’s recent art competition. It has attracted contributions from an exceptional array of artists whose work will be seen as part of the exhibition.

A stunning “ Beautiful Barnsley ” photographic exhibition will be on display at the Cannon Hall Museum, which captures breathtaking places in the borough and …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 05:00:42