Take a step back in time to Roman era in Barnsley

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A new exhibition has opened in Barnsley detailing what life was like in the town during Roman times.

The exhibition at Experience Barnsley explores what life was like from farming the land and cultivating crops, to building shrines and worshipping the gods.

Objects on display include silver Roman coins found in Darfield, pottery from settlements at Shafton and Thurnscoe, and a bronze snake bracelet from Billingley.

The exhibition also features loan items from York Museums Trust, Malton Museum, Doncaster Museum and Cawthorne Jubilee Museum including jewellery, wall paintings, burial items and evidence of the region’s multi-cultural population almost 2,000 years ago.

Professor Joann Fletcher said: “This is a tremendously exciting exhibition which has been a privilege to work on over the last few years with so many colleagues from museums and universities around Yorkshire. It really brings to light all the fabulous things which have been found across the Barnsley area, and puts Barnsley’s long and fascinating history firmly on the map.”