Doncaster Museum is full of exciting collections depicting various aspects of natural history, archaeology, and local history. Visitors are invited to take a journey around the museum by the ‘River and Road' route and discover the history of one of England's oldest towns.
Our Museum Education service provides school workshops throughout the year and a museum loans service. There is also a reminiscence collection available for loan to the elderly and community groups.
*Accredited Museum (MLA), Heritage Lottery Funded, Arts Council England funded.
*Lift, Baby change, Refreshment machine, wheelchair access, on site car park.
Doncaster Art Gallery and the regimental museum of the King's own Light Infantry are also located within the museum building.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Wednesday to Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 - 16:15
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Natural history; archaeology; local history; fine and decorative art
Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Music, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures
Children's Summer Club
- 20 — 24 August 2018
Spend some of the summer holiday taking part in activities within the Museum & Garden led by Heritage Doncaster’s Education Team (all DBS checked).
There will be a variety of fun activities including model making, painting, pottery making, scavenger hunts, games, experiments and much more.
Drinks and biscuits will be supplied but remember to bring a packed lunch for each child.
Parents/carers are not able to stay with their child at the Summer Camp, but please ensure children are dropped off and picked up at the scheduled times.
Suitable for ages 8-12. (Children must have reached 8th birthday).
- Especially for children
Full day: £15 per child
Half day: £10 per child
Tickets can be purchased from museum reception in person or by phone (01302 734293). Advance booking essential.
Doncaster Museum Education Service
What's available through the Education Service?
Doncaster Museum Education Service offers a range of learning sessions from the Romans to Remembrance Day, and from the Victorians to Mini-Beasts, to schools and educational establishments at its two sites, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery and Cusworth Hall Museum and Park.
Specialist and experienced Education Officers deliver learning sessions across a broad range of National Curriculum and Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) topics as well as out-of-school hours' activities for families and local communities.
The third part of the Museum Education Service is the Museum Loans Service based at Barnby Dun.
The Museum Loans Service
Museum Loans Service
What the service provides
The Museum Loans Service has a rich and varied collection which supports the National Curriculum, including natural history specimens, social history artifacts, models and artwork. However, items which can be added to the collection are always welcome, so next time you are clearing out the attic, garage, cupboards, etc. please think of us.
Resources are used to provide support in the classroom after a museum/education visit; handling objects for interactive learning; and displayed exhibitions in protective plastic cases.
Loans can now be ordered using the on-line catalogue, which can be found using the 'Museum Loans Catalogue'
There is a van delivery service a
How to obtain
Loans can now be ordered using the on-line catalogue, which can be found on the Doncaster Museum Loans Webpage.