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Upcoming events at the barn – Dronfield Heritage Trust


This summer the Barn will be closed on these Saturdays for wedding functions. We are sorry for any inconveniences caused

July: 22, 29

August: 5, 12, 19, 26

A Necklace of Stars


July – September

10 – 4pm

Throughout the summer we will be hosting the exhibition A Necklace of Stars.

This exhibition celebrates childhood and the night sky in words, song and stitches. The project is a testimony to the power of human connection and creativity in the face of lockdowns and isolation. All of the embroidered stars have now been brought together to create a beautiful quilt which is being exhibited around Derbyshire’s cultural venues, alongside a catalogue of poems and a lullaby soundtrack. A Necklace of Stars quickly became a remote embroidery and creative writing project where participants received weekly one to one phone calls from the artists, emails where required and parcels of all the materials they needed for the project sent through the post. Artist Lois Blackburn, poet Philip Davenport and songwriter Matt Hill worked with nearly 100 participants, talking for months over the phone.

The exhibition is subject to temporary closures and will not be available on Saturdays to view

The Upper Town Walking Tour


Wednesday July 19

10 – 12pm

Starting at the Barn

Pre-booking preferred

Join John Harvey on this walking tour of Dronfield.

This walk is round the historic core of Dronfield and examining clues to the town’s origins and growth from its earliest settlement to the 19th century. The walks will be at a gentle pace with plenty of stops.



Headlines and Deadlines – Talk


Thursday July 27


1:30 – 3pm

£6 (£4 Friends)

Tea and Cake £11 (£9 Friends)


Join Mike Firth from the Dronfield Eye

Dronfield Eye editor Mike Firth will be sharing humorous tales from his 46 years in local journalism

Children’s Summer Crafts


Every Thursday 3, 10, 17, 24


10 – 12pm

1 – 3pm



Join our craft team this summer holiday

Every Thursday (except 31st), we will be holding a themed craft day. Each week will have a new theme with new crafts and activities. Perfect for visiting each week


Don’t forget, its time to renew or buy your Friends card to the Barn. For just £15 you get 10% all items in the coffee shop, up to 50% on talks and workshops and your support allows us to hold the variety of talks, events and workshops we offer.

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