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Barnsley Museum

Well that visit was far more interesting than I expected.

I was totally drawn in by the interactive screens depicting Barnsley in decades gone by, with the voice of Brian Blessed telling the story.

There are some great displays of “old things” which did make me feel old, as I recognised a lot of them! Apparently people donate intersting items to the museum. How did 1970’s stuff become museum material? There was a teasmade, and a trim-phone! Really? Maybe we shall be able to donate our ZX81 computer soon!

They currently have a section about Egypt with some impressive displays

The museum was well staffed with people who were interested and knowledgable. It was a pleasure to talk to them.

If you are in Barnsley I would certainly recommend a visit here. And it’s free!