New On Display at Experience Barnsley

6th March 2020

Thanks to the continuing support of BMHT donors, we have been able to add new items of local interest to the museum collection. These new items will be on display soon at Experience Barnsley, which is dedicated to sharing the history of Barnsley and its people.

The new items include:

– A pair of early 20th Century CEAG Barnsley Miners Lamps. In 1912, local firm CEAG won a Home Office competition to design a safety lamp. The judge described their Electric Lamp as the ‘safest lamp in the world’ and the company were awarded the £600 prize money.

– A 1930’s Art Deco engagement ring in its original box form the iconic and much loved Benj Harral jewellers of Barnsley.

Thanks to your support, work is underway for other fascinating items to be added into the permanent galleries of Experience Barnsley.  This will be the first major re-display since the museum opened.

New On Display at Experience Barnsley