Events and Exhibitions at Cusworth Hall Museum and Park

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.

These sessions include the Doncaster Country Fair, vintage vehicle rallies, historic re-enactments, wildlife sessions and a range of Easter and Christmas events. Many of the events get extremely busy and you may need to book in person or by phone at the museum.

Exhibitions

Cusworth Hall features permanent displays about the social history of the Doncaster area, showing how people in the local community lived, worked and entertained themselves over the last 250 years.

There are also temporary exhibitions which compliment the permanent displays and showcase our rich and varied collections.

Estate of War: Doncaster's Country Houses

This exciting new exhibition explores the impact of the First World War on Doncaster’s country houses, as they became military hospitals or sent sons and estate workers to fight on the front line. Find out how life changed for families and those below stairs during the War and the years to come.

In partnership with Doncaster 1914-18 At Home, At War. 

 

Temporary Exhibitions

‘Homeland': An exhibition by Andrew Farmer
18th November 2017 – 11th March 2018

This exhibition brings together a selection of original oil paintings, drawings and sculptures based on the feeling of 'home'. From pieces created directly outdoors in the locality, to intimate interiors inspired by family life. 

Andrew is a local Artist based in Sprotbrough. He spent his childhood years in the Doncaster before studying further afield in Canterbury Kent. Andrew studied a degree in Fine Art, specialising in painting. Since then, Andrew has also attended the Royal Drawing School in London where he received the Richard Ford Award for drawing. 

Andrew works exclusively from observation, often working in around Cusworth Hall and Country Park braving all weather conditions. Andrew’s paintings are often lively with clearly visible brush marks. His paintings are often completed in one session, although a number of the paintings on show were painted over numerous sessions, returning to the same location under similar lighting conditions to continue.

Andrew is very active in the London open shows and has recently exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the New English Art Club and the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters all hosted at the Mall Galleries close to Trafalgar Square. Andrew received the Windsor and Newton award at the ROI in 2015. 

 

Events     

Thursday 14th December 10:00am and 1:00pm

Christmas Wreath Making

We will be making a Christmas wreath using a frame and learning wiring techniques using festive foliage, holly and yew from the grounds. We will also decorate using some additional natural materials like berries, cones, ribbons and festive accessories etc.

We will be holding the session in our bothy classroom and will play traditional Christmas songs. The session will be followed by a fireside talk in our Grand Entrance Hall about Christmases gone by. 

The price will be £30 per person with materials provided and you are able to take the wreath home to decorate your home. We will have some light festive refreshments including yummy mince pies.

We have two slots available to book Thursday 14th December at either 10:00am or 1:00pm.

If you would like to book a place, please do so by Popping into the hall or calling on 01302 782342. 

Payment will be taken in full at the time of booking and you can pay over the phone by calling during our opening times (Mon-Weds and Sat-Sun 10:30am-4pm).

 

 

For further information, please contact us: 

  • email: museumC@doncaster.gov.uk
  • tel: 01302 782342
  • address: Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU
Last updated: 13 December 2017 11:55:36