This year’s Heritage Festival runs from Saturday 4 May until Sunday 19 May 2019 and is bigger and better than ever. From Anglo-Saxon royalty to the actor behind Blackadder’s King Richard IV – there really is something for everyone!
Explore natural history, archaeology, local history, fine art and more at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. A varied programme of exhibitions runs throughout the year in the Art Gallery, while Doncaster Museum charts the history of the town from the Ice Age to the present day.
Often described as a jewel in Doncaster’s crown, Cusworth Hall is a beautiful Grade I listed building set in acres of historic parkland. The house was built between 1740 and 1744 for local land owner William Wrightson and recent refurbishments have transformed the Hall into Heritage Doncaster’s social history museum.
Volunteering with Heritage Doncaster is a way to use your skills, discover new ones, share your passion for the past and have fun. Volunteers are vital to support the service and opportunities are varied.
Over the last 150 years the Waterdale area of Doncaster has had many dramatic land use changes. In the 1850s Waterdale, as we know it today, was predominantly fields most likely used for grazing. With the rail and coal industries not fully established in Doncaster there was no need for large areas of housing.
Doncaster Archives & Local Studies Department documents centuries of the Borough's recorded history.
The Museum Loans Service has a rich and varied collection including natural history specimens, social history artefacts, models and artwork.
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is a vibrant cultural venue in Doncaster and offers many opportunities for learning about local history and exploring art through exhibitions, art history lectures, workshops and more.
The council provides a planning application site history service.
Cusworth Hall Museum and Park is the venue for a varied program of seasonal exhibitions, events and activities linked to the history of the Hall and Park.