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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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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.JPG Sheffield Sheffield Industry Historic steel and iron-working site with living history enactors
Alfred Denny Museum Denny Perak.jpg Sheffield Sheffield Natural history Website, biology specimens, part of the University of Sheffield, open monthly for guided tours only
Bank Street Arts Sheffield Sheffield Art Contemporary arts centre
Bishops' House BishopsHouse01.jpg Sheffield Sheffield Historic house Early 16th century half-timbered house, exhibitions on life in the 16th and 17th centuries with two rooms decorated in Jacobean style
Brodsworth Hall Brodsworth Hall 1.jpg Brodsworth Doncaster Historic house Operated by English Heritage, Victorian country house, features late 19th to late 20th century interiors, 1860s gardens
Cannon Hall Museum, Park & Gardens Cannon Hall (Barnsley).jpg Cawthorne Barnsley Multiple 17th-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
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum Cawthorne Museum - - 95955.jpg Cawthorne Barnsley Local website, information, local history, culture, agriculture
The Civic, Barnsley Barnsley Barnsley Art website, performing arts centre with art gallery
Clifton Park and Museum Clifton House March 2017.jpg Rotherham Rotherham Multiple Local history, archaeology, Victorian period kitchen, toys, Rockingham Pottery, antiquities, natural and social history, York and Lancaster Regiment artefacts and memorabilia
Conisbrough Castle Conisbrough Castle Doncaster winter time.jpg Doncaster Doncaster Historic house Operated by English Heritage, restored medieval castle keep and medieval life exhibits
Cooper Gallery Barnsley Barnsley Art website, contemporary art exhibits, collection of 17th- to 20th-century paintings, watercolours and drawings
Cusworth Hall Cusworth Doncaster Historic house Restored 18th-century country house with local history exhibits
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery Doncaster Museum.JPG Doncaster Doncaster Multiple Natural history, archaeology, local history, fine and decorative art, pottery in Yorkshire
Elsecar Heritage Centre Elsecar Heritage Centre.jpg Elsecar Barnsley Industry Early 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
Experience Barnsley Barnsley Barnsley Local Local social history and archaeology, archives centre and changing exhibitions
Graves Art Gallery Sheffield Sheffield Art Collections of 19th- and 20th-century British and European art
Kelham Island Museum Yorkshire Engine 2481 05-10-16 30.jpeg Sheffield Sheffield Industry Local industries including steelmaking, steam engines, Sheffield-made vehicles of the 1920s
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum Doncaster Doncaster Military History and memorabilia of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, located in the same building as Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Magna Science Adventure Centre Magna Science Adventure Centre.jpg Templeborough Rotherham Science Located in a former steelworks, hands-on exhibits about earth, air, fire, water, power, steel-making
Maurice Dobson Museum Darfield Barnsley Local website, local history
Millennium Gallery Sheffield Sheffield Art Exhibits of historic and contemporary art and crafts
National Emergency Services Museum FireMuseumS3 8PT.jpg Sheffield Sheffield Multiple Historic fire and police station with equipment, vehicles, uniforms, artifacts, local history displays
National Videogame Museum Sheffield Sheffield Technlogy A unique museum where you can play, explore and create videogames. Moved from Nottingham in December 2018, and was renamed from the National Videogame Arcade to the National Videogame Museum.
Rotherham Art Gallery Rotherham Rotherham Art
S1 Artspace Sheffield Sheffield Art Artist-led organisation with programmes of contemporary exhibitions, commissions, screenings and events
Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery Sheffield Sheffield Art Part of Sheffield Hallam University, changing exhibits of art and design
Shepherd Wheel Shepherd Wheel.JPG Sheffield Sheffield Technology Former water-powered grinding workshop with water wheel, grinding hulls and grinding wheels
Site Gallery Sheffield Sheffield Art Changing exhibits of multimedia-based art
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Doncaster Doncaster Aerospace Occupies the former site of RAF Doncaster, restored and historic airplanes
South Yorkshire Transport Museum Aldwarke Rotherham Transportation Formerly the Sheffield Bus Museum, history of bus transport in South Yorkshire
Turner Museum of Glass TurnerMuseum02.jpg Sheffield Sheffield Art Part of the University of Sheffield, nineteenth and twentieth century glass
Wentworth Castle Wentworth Castle01 2007-08-13.jpg Stainborough Barnsley Historic house Early 18th-century castle under restoration, gardens
Weston Park Museum Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield.jpg Sheffield Sheffield Multiple Art, natural history, archaeology, decorative arts, social history, ethnographic and Inuit artifacts
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park Worsbrough Mill 2005.jpg Worsbrough Barnsley Mill Features a 17th-century water-powered mill and a 19th-century steam-powered mill
Wortley Top Forge Wortley Barnsley Industry Historic former ironworks and water-powered forge
Yorkshire ArtSpace Sheffield Sheffield Art Contemporary art exhibits
Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Bretton West Yorkshire Art Open-air gallery on the border of South and West Yorkshire

Defunct museums

  • National Centre for Popular Music, Sheffield, closed in 2000
  • York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Rotherham, closed in 2011, collections now part of the Clifton Park Museum
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