As the summer draws to a close, so does ‘It’s Just Like Watching Brazil’ an exhibition at Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre in the heart of Barnsley.
“It’s Just Like Watching Brazil” Looks at the International Players that have graced the Oakwell turf, the cherished 1996/97 season plus the travels and travails of Barnsley FC fans as they follow their team and sometimes their country to places far and near. Visitors will be able to find out about the team’s world class players including the Republic of Ireland’s Mick McCarthy, England’s Tommy Taylor and the Chilean brothers George & Ted Robledo.
Expect to see rare film footage of Tommy Taylor at the height of his foot balling career playing in the All-Stars team at his old stomping ground Oakwell in 1956; a precious pennant given by George Robledo from his days as a player with ‘Colo-Colo’, a top flight Chilean team, to his old School headmaster; a specially commissioned set of images by English photographer and producer of The Homes of Football – Stuart Roy Clarke; and learn about Barnsley lad George Raynor who went on to become the “greatest coach England never had”.
Featuring some Barnsley FC treasured items that have never been seen on public display before -the exhibition has something for every football fan to enjoy, not just fans of the Tykes.
Barnsley FC fans, museum visitors and VIP’s alike have enjoyed this hugely successful exhibition. Most recently John Dennis, the former BFC Chairman and John Hendrie, former BFC player and manager, made a visit. They both spent time enjoying and reminiscing. John Hendrie commented, “ The exhibition is really interesting for all ages and educational, like a ‘who’s who’ and what’s been done in the history of Barnsley. I think it’s a ‘must’ visit attraction and once you have been, you will be so proud of Barnsley”.
The exhibition closes its doors on Sunday 14th September at 4pm. Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre opened in June 2013 in Barnsley’s Town Hall.
Housing the first ever museum dedicated to Barnsley’s local history, the facility incorporates object, archive and local studies collections, a learning centre, café, retail and a changing exhibition gallery.
Experience Barnsley was delighted to open its door to its 100,000 visitor in March this year. The galleries and facilities provide something for all generations to enjoy.