List of museums in South Yorkshire

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This list of museums in South Yorkshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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NameImageTown/CityRegionTypeSummary
Abbeydale Industrial HamletAbbeydale Industrial Hamlet.JPGSheffieldSheffieldIndustryHistoric steel and iron-working site with living history enactors
Bank Street ArtsSheffieldSheffieldArtContemporary arts centre
Bishops' HouseBishopsHouse01.jpgSheffieldSheffieldHistoric houseEarly 16th century half-timbered house, exhibitions on life in the 16th and 17th centuries with two rooms decorated in Jacobean style
Brodsworth HallBrodsworth Hall 1.jpgBrodsworthDoncasterHistoric houseOperated by English Heritage, Victorian country house, features late 19th to late 20th century interiors, 1860s gardens
Cannon Hall Museum, Park & GardensCannon Hall (Barnsley).jpgCawthorneBarnsleyMultiple17th-century country house, includes collections of fine furniture, paintings, ceramics and glassware, houses the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own) and the Light Dragoons
Experience BarnsleyBarnsleyBarnsleyMultipleSocial history and archaeology, archives centre and changing exhibitions
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee MuseumCawthorne Museum - geograph.org.uk - 95955.jpgCawthorneBarnsleyLocalinformation, information, local history, culture, agriculture
Clifton Park MuseumRotherhamRotherhamMultipleLocal history, archaeology, Victorian period kitchen, toys, Rockingham Pottery, antiquities, natural and social history
Conisbrough CastleConisbrough Castle Doncaster winter time.jpgDoncasterDoncasterHistoric houseOperated by English Heritage, restored medieval castle keep and medieval life exhibits
Cooper GalleryBarnsleyBarnsleyArtwebsite, information, contemporary art exhibits, collection of 17th- to 20th-century paintings, watercolours and drawings
Cusworth HallCusworthDoncasterHistoric houseRestored 18th-century country house with local history exhibits
Doncaster Museum & Art GalleryDoncaster Museum.JPGDoncasterDoncasterMultipleNatural history, archaeology, local history, fine and decorative art, pottery in Yorkshire
Elsecar Heritage CentreElsecar Heritage Centre.jpgElsecarBarnsleyIndustryEarly industrial and mining village, exhibits on local history and industry and a Newcomen beam engine, buildings house an antiques centre, craft shops, Elsecar Heritage Railway
Graves Art GallerySheffieldSheffieldArtCollections of 19th- and 20th-century British and European art
Kelham Island MuseumYorkshire Engine 2481 05-10-16 30.jpegSheffieldSheffieldIndustryLocal industries including steelmaking, steam engines, Sheffield-made vehicles of the 1920s
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry MuseumDoncasterDoncasterMilitaryHistory and memorabilia of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, located in the same building as Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Magna Science Adventure CentreMagna Science Adventure Centre.jpgTempleboroughRotherhamScienceLocated in a former steelworks, hands-on exhibits about earth, air, fire, water, power, steel-making
Maurice Dobson MuseumDarfieldBarnsleyLocalwebsite, local history
Millennium GalleriesSheffieldSheffieldArtExhibits of historic and contemporary art and crafts
Rotherham Art GalleryRotherhamRotherhamArtwebsite, local art and crafts
Sheffield Fire and Police MuseumFireMuseumS3 8PT.jpgSheffieldSheffieldMultipleHistoric fire and police station with equipment, vehicles, uniforms, artifacts, local history displays
Sheffield Institute of Art GallerySheffieldSheffieldArtPart of Sheffield Hallam University, changing exhibits of art and design
Shepherd WheelShepherd Wheel.JPGSheffieldSheffieldTechnologyFormer water-powered grinding workshop with water wheel, grinding hulls and grinding wheels
Site GallerySheffieldSheffieldArtChanging exhibits of multimedia-based art
South Yorkshire Aircraft MuseumDoncasterDoncasterAerospaceOccupies the former site of RAF Doncaster, restored and historic airplanes
South Yorkshire Transport MuseumAldwarkeRotherhamTransportationFormerly the Sheffield Bus Museum, history of bus transport in South Yorkshire
Turner Museum of GlassTurnerMuseum02.jpgSheffieldSheffieldArtPart of the University of Sheffield, nineteenth and twentieth century glass
Wentworth CastleWentworth Castle01 2007-08-13.jpgStainboroughBarnsleyHistoric houseEarly 18th-century castle under restoration, gardens
Weston Park MuseumMappin Art Gallery Sheffield.jpgSheffieldSheffieldMultipleArt, natural history, archaeology, decorative arts, social history, ethnographic and Inuit artifacts
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country ParkWorsbrough Mill 2005.jpgWorsbroughBarnsleyMillFeatures a 17th-century water powered mill and a 19th-century steam-powered mill
Wortley Top ForgeWortleyBarnsleyIndustryHistoric former ironworks and water-powered forge
Yorkshire ArtSpaceSheffieldSheffieldArtContemporary art exhibits
York and Lancaster Regimental MuseumRotherhamRotherhamMilitarywebsite, history and memorabilia of the York and Lancaster Regiment

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