Displaying some of the antiques bequeathed by the late Maurice Dobson, (previous owner of the property) and artefacts in two rooms that are illustrative of Darfield’s rich heritage. Guides are available and the facilities are suitable for parties from schools; groups of older persons or individuals exploring the local area.
Displaying and selling a variety of craft items created locally by craftspeople of all ages. These include work in ceramics; wood; cross-stitch; paper; resin; all manner of art media; etc. There are also leaflets of local walks & attractions; postcards and the usual variety of small items.
Where visitors after viewing the museum may refresh themselves with a drink and home made produce whilst viewing paintings from local artists, (usually for sale). The display is changed monthly. This area is also available for hire by small groups wanting a pleasant small meeting place equipped with all facilities. It is very comfortably furnished with chairs and tables and the kitchen is well equipped.
A Meeting Place
Where small groups can meet comfortably, these already include; The Darfield Pergamano Group; The Darfield Hookers and Prodders Group; The Low Valley Art Workshop and the Darfield Womens Institute. The Darfield Ward Councillors hold their monthly surgeries there.
This short film was produced by students from Sheffield University School of Architecture in November 2015 to promote the Maurice Dobson Museum. This was part of the University’s Live Projects initiative where groups of students work with a client on a real life project. For this project the students worked with the Maurice Dobson Museum in Darfield, South Yorkshire to look at how the museum could be expanded. Not only did this look at the building but also the branding, promotion and way the Museum engages with the community.