Dronfield Heritage Trust members were invited to see the barn on Wednesday and Thursday, before it officially opened to the general public.

The members’ open days allowed visitors to sample many of the delicious cakes available from the coffee shop on the first floor, as well as see all the work that has gone into the building so far. Members were able to hear about the exciting future plans for the barn, and see the displays that are already installed such as the timeline and talking head characters of Dronfield.


The timber frame dating from 1430 attracted plenty of attention over both days, and is considered a must see area of the barn.

Guests were also able to browse books about Dronfield’s history from authors including Professor David Hey. Meanwhile, younger visitors tried on Medieval themed clothes, which have been hand made by Maureen Taylor.

The barn is open to all from Friday, so be sure to come along and see it for yourself as preparations are made for the celebratory grand opening weekend in April!



To see more photos from the open days, simply click here.