Cannon Hall, Barnsley
Cannon Hall museum in Barnsley has a small but an excellent collection of furniture metalwork and ceramics.
Many of the items were purchased from Liberty and Co by the Curator Brian Murray between 1977 to 1987, who was
able to part fund the collection with grants from the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Arts and Crafts collection
is part of a much larger collection which included militaria, paintings and furniture from other periods.
The Arts and Crafts collection includes Tudric Pewter from Liberty and Co with several pieces by Archibald Knox,
a Tudric architectural style clock and a good range of items with Celtic or enamelled decoration including a mirror
and a coal box. Ceramics by Martin Brothers and some superb pieces by William De Morgan are also on show.
The small collection of furniture includes pieces by Liberty, William Birch, and Shapland and Petter. Liberty pieces
include the Wycliffe Chair, the Seigbert table, a Walton settee and a small number of other items considered to be
by designed by Punnett and made by William Birch. Not all of the furniture is on display, but there are some superb
pieces on view in the North Room. From Shapland and Petter there is a sideboard with repouse copper panel and
decorative strap hinges and an outstanding smoker's cabinet which is must be one of the finest made by the company.
FREE ADMISSION (charge for some events)
April - October
Wednesday - Friday 10.30am - 5pm.
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 5pm.
Last Admissions 4.15pm
November, December and March
Open Sundays only 12 noon - 4pm
Last Admissions 3.15pm
January and February
Closed to the general public (open 18th - 22nd February only)
(N.B. Open for weddings, conferences and school visits only)
For Further Details Contact
Cannon Hall Museum,
Bark House Lane
Telephone: (01226) 790270