Royal Visits & Celebrations

14th June 2022

Royal Visits and Celebrations – A Film to Mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

As the Jubilee celebrations approached, Michael Hardy (Digital Engagement Curator at Barnsley Museums) explored the museum collections to look back on times when Her Majesty had visited Barnsley and how the Borough came together to celebrate.

Michael found photographs of the celebrations across Barnsley leading up to the coronation on 2nd June 1953, the Queen’s first visit to Barnsley in October 1954 and subsequent visits in 1975 and 1977 – her Silver Jubilee year.

Were you there? Perhaps you might find yourself in one of the photographs you can find here  Royal Visits and Celebrations – Barnsley Museums Blogsite (

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies have also put together a 30-minute film of the royal visits and celebrations which can be viewed here Barnsley On Film: Royal Visits & Celebrations – YouTube

Royal Visits & Celebrations