EXPERIENCE Barnsley Museum will celebrate its tenth birthday later this month.

The museum, which is based in the town hall, will celebrate a decade since its opening on June 27.

It opened with the aim of being a place where locals could explore their heritage and visitors could discover more about the borough.

While the museum has only been welcoming visitors for ten years, the objects, photos, documents, films and stories it houses have been collated and collected over a much longer period.

A birthday party will be held in the town hall on the day with locals invited to attend.

Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “As a town and borough predominantly known for its coal and glass industry it was felt important to create a museum which told the many stories tucked away over the centuries.

“As well as presenting a timeline, the museum also explores working life, leisure time, and home and family over the years and it continues to collect items.

“The museum currently houses incredible medieval finds, Victorian costumes, and digital photos of life in lockdown.

“It’s brought a lot of nostalgia and happiness to the borough since it launched and is keeping our history alive.

“Whether you like reading about people’s lives, looking at photos, examining objects, watching films or getting hands-on, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Experience Barnsley.”