Welcome to the Maurice Dobson museum! We’re proud to display treasured artefacts  left by Maurice himself, along with a selection of artefacts donated to the museum that show Darfield’s long industrial and social history.

Visit the Canon Sorby room where you’ll discover more about Darfield’s past. See our Rag and Chain Pump along with the more familiar Davy Lamp, and discover mining through the ages. We have a fantastic range of pieces and photographs that you’ll love to explore.

Guided tours are available to help you learn even more about our pieces, and we welcome groups and schools. We can even arrange for a speaker to visit your own venue to give illustrated talks on our artefacts and more. Please visit our Contact Us page here for more information.


Come and visit our Tea Room where you can find tea, coffee and tasty homemade cakes. The perfect accompaniment to our exhibitions by talented local artists that are displayed monthly in our Tea Room .

We provide free WiFi for all of our guests, but we also welcome you to bring your favourite book along to enjoy a little downtime.

Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by at the museum shop. Here you’ll find gorgeous local products such as handmade cards, crafts and postcards – there are also small toys for the children, too!

New to Darfield or simply want to find out what’s happening? Ask our lovely volunteers who will be happy to tell you about the latest news and events

Restored Georgian yeoman's residence Museum Darfield's history .

Where the dream came to life!
This is the beautifully restored Georgian yeoman's residence where Darfield's long history is brought to life. Our museum tells the story of Darfield and it's people.
The museum opened in 2000 after a restoration of the building funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and European sources. The museum is run by Volunteers from the Darfield Area Amenity Society.


Meet Maurice through the memories of local people and as recently portrayed