Dronfield High Street in Victorian times was home to several hundred people ranging in status from Lords of the Manor and barons of industry; to the poorest agricultural labourer, coal miner, metal worker and their families. Our newest exhibition, Take a Walk Down High Street, provides some of the answers to who these people were, where they lived and in what conditions.

The exhibition has been compiled by Dronfield Hall Barn Research Group, who meet monthly to pursue local history projects. Their research for this exhibition combined census records, archive records and family histories – creating a vivid picture of life in Dronfield from 1841-1911.

It contains fascinating images of numerous locations from our archive, and interactive displays. Further information can be found in an accompanying booklet which can be purchased from the barn.

Interested in joining the Dronfield Hall Barn Research Group? Talk to one of our volunteers.

This exhibition runs till Friday, April 7th.