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Maurice Dobson Museum & Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Little Gem

Run by the Darfield Arts and Amenities Soclety, (I'm a member). Great little museum. Fab cafe... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Brian M
Barnsley, United Kingdom
What a little gem in Darfield near Barnsley

What a lovely museum bequeathed to the community of Darfield by Maurice Dobson, former resident and... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
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“little gem”(3 reviews)
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A small volunteer led and organised village museum that tells the story of Darfield's long industrial & social history. Housed in a restored 1750 Yeoman's residence, the museum opened in the year 2000 and has a large variety of displays illustrating...more
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2 Vicar Road, Barnsley S73 9JZ, England
+44 1226 754593
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Run by the Darfield Arts and Amenities Soclety, (I'm a member). Great little museum. Fab cafe, serving home made cakes, and on the first Sat in the month bacon sandwiches. Pay a visit and experience Darfield hospitality. A small charge is made for the escorted...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 23 May 2018

What a lovely museum bequeathed to the community of Darfield by Maurice Dobson, former resident and well known shopkeeper. There are many interesting artefacts from a Darfield and surrounding areas with very helpful staff to explain about the items. Do yourself a favour - go...More

1  Thank D3871JJlindab
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Although this wonderful little museum is situated in a small village many locals have never been! I can't understand why. It's full if local history and is so interesting I have visited many times and each time see something I didn't notice the time before....More

1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We travelled up for a day in Rotherham and surrounding area and came across this museum on trip advisor. What a gem. Full of interesting artefacts and explanations of them. By the time you leave you realise what a bustling place the are was with...More

1  Thank HolidayGB
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This little house holds some very interesting exhibits. The lady and gentlemen there were very friendly and engaging. They were able to take me around the house and explain its history and how the museum came about. There is lots of information on the history...More

1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Whether you’re from Barnsley or visiting it’s well worth a visit to the Museum. The rooms are packed full of interesting artefacts and objects that are associated with Darfield and it’s long history! There’s also a room full of domestic items that brought back a...More

2  Thank wsmith7069
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The museum relating to Maurice Dobson is really just one room. There are two further rooms of era related novelties a small shop and cafe area. The volunteers are helpful and knowledgeable but we got the sense that the museum was more of a social...More

1  Thank R B
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Maurice Dobson Museum is a wonderful little place crammed full of local history. I visited with my 6 year old nephew who absolutely loved it and still talks about weeks later. He wants to go back soon!

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went yesterday on the recommendation of a volunteer friend. I had a very warm welcome and was shown around by an extreme knowledgeable guide - Arthur. The museum is a real tardis with an incredible amount of local exhibits across a plethora of subjects. Most...More

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This museum is only small but is packed full of interesting things. Whether you are interested in the first and second world wars, the mining industry, Darfield or just 'the old days', this is the place to go. The cafe serves superb cakes and the...More

1  Thank sunshineholidaygirl
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