Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Chequer Road
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN1 2AE
England

Website

www.doncaster.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

museum@doncaster.gov.uk

Telephone

01302 734293

Fax

01302 735409

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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.Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery is full of exciting collections depicting various aspects of natural history, archaeology, local history and fine and decorative art. Visitors are invited to take a journey around the museum by the ‘River and Road' route. The Museum and Art Gallery has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment over the last 10 years.
The museum offers an enquiry service to the public.
A programme of temporary exhibitions and activities run throughout the year, including very popular adult art workshops and family holiday activities.
Our Museum Education service provides school workshops throughout the year and 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 available, on site car park.

Situated in the same building as Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, in its own extension, is the Regimental Museum of the King's own Light Infantry. The museum reflects the history of this regiment. On display is one of the most extensive medal collections exhibited in any Museum in the country. An enquiry service is also available.
*The Regimental Museum of the King's own Light Infantry is currently closed for re-display.
The Museum has received £204,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the refurbishment of this re-telling of the story of this famous regiment which was founded in 1757. Generous contributions have also been received from the Regimental Trustees and the Friends of Doncaster Museums
It is planned that the museum will re-open in May 2011.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Admission Free

Natural history; archaeology; local history; fine and decorative art

Collection details

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
poster for Fateful Fable of 13 exhibition with character sculpture

The Fateful Fable of 13 – Matthew Roby

  • 17 January — 22 March 2015 *on now

Matthew Roby is an artist well known for his fantastical tales and imaginative characters. His storybook, ‘The Fateful Fable of 13’, combines elements of poetry and prose and introduces the viewer to a cast of thirteen extraordinary individuals.

Twenty six illustrations of these individuals are exhibited in their vivid, richly rendered glory, and are shown alongside thirteen skilfully executed mixed-media sculptures.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/leisureandculture/museumsandgalleries/doncastermuseumandartgallery/

painting of Doncaster with cattle market

Delightful Donny: Images of Doncaster

  • 17 January — 26 April 2015 *on now

This year our exhibition of works from the collection of Doncaster Museum Service brings together a wide range of images of Doncaster and its surrounding area.

From the hustle and bustle of Doncaster Market, to the rural charm of the town’s surrounding villages, the selected images paint a view of our local area.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/leisureandculture/museumsandgalleries/doncastermuseumandartgallery/

illustration of two men

George Grosz: The Big No

  • 4 April — 3 May 2015

George Grosz (1893-1959) was one of the greatest satirical artists of the 20th century. A co-founder of the Berlin Dada group, and a revolutionary in the 1920s, he made hundreds of drawings depicting the vices and injustices of a society on the brink of economic and moral collapse.

Many of Grosz’s drawings were published in portfolios by the left wing publisher Malik-Verlag and this new Hayward Touring exhibition presents two of the most powerful: ‘Ecce Homo’, 1923, and ‘Hintergrund’ (‘Background’), 1928. A new Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/leisureandculture/museumsandgalleries/doncastermuseumandartgallery/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Life Drawing Sessions

  • 14 March 2015
  • 4 April 2015

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery host monthly life drawing sessions led by Museums Officer Neil McGregor.

During the sessions a variety of professional models are employed, and participants have the opportunity to use a range of different materials from pencil and charcoal to chalk pastel and oil paint.

The sessions are aimed at all abilities, from the professional artist to the complete beginner, and take place in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Sessions times are 11am - 1pm and/or 2pm - 4pm (the morning session is repeated in the afternoon)

Materials are provided in the cost of the session as well as easels, paper and drawing boards.

Suitable for

Admission

Cost: £7.50 full fee and £5 concession. Please note that tickets can now be purchased over the phone by calling Doncaster Museum reception on 01302 734293. Tickets can also be purchased in advance from the reception at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery.

Website

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/leisureandculture/museumsandgalleries/doncastermuseumandartgallery/current_and_forthcoming_exhibitions_at_doncaster_museum_and_art_gallery.aspx

Turn the Page Doncaster Literary Festival

  • 21 March 2015 10:30am-4:15pm

A day of fun activities for children and adults celebrating all things literary. There is a poetry workshop with Andrew McMillan and talks by authors Anne Zouroudi and Tim Leach. Find out how a book is bound, and learn all about Doncaster's Libraries and Archives.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/leisureandculture/museumsandgalleries/doncastermuseumandartgallery/current_and_forthcoming_exhibitions_at_doncaster_museum_and_art_gallery.aspx

Prehistory Mysteries

  • 22 March 2015 10:30am-4pm

A free day of activities for all the family celebrating National Science Week.

Meet Sophie the baby Tyrannosaurus Rex, who is just seven years old and looking forward to meeting all our visitors. Take part in fun craft activities and make your own dinosaur. Help solve the mystery of Eggwena the dinosaur and the case of the missing egg. And of course meet Fizzy our famous Ichthyosaur, and visit our fossil exhibition.

Suitable for

Website

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/leisureandculture/museumsandgalleries/doncastermuseumandartgallery/current_and_forthcoming_exhibitions_at_doncaster_museum_and_art_gallery.aspx

Exotic Botany - The Paintings of Marianne North

  • 17 April 2015 10:30am-12pm

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery hosts monthly Art History lectures. Delivered by local Art Historian Rachel Holland, the lectures are both informative and entertaining, and are delivered in a relaxed environment where discussion is encouraged.

Exotic Botany - The Paintings of Marianne North
The 19th century artist Marianne North travelled the world painting plants. Her works are now housed a kew Gardens in a purpose-built gallery.

Suitable for

Admission

£5 per lecture, payable on the day, to include refreshments.

Website

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/leisureandculture/museumsandgalleries/doncastermuseumandartgallery/current_and_forthcoming_exhibitions_at_doncaster_museum_and_art_gallery.aspx

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/Leisure_in_Doncaster/Museums_and_history/Museums/Young_Archaeologists_Club.asp

The Doncaster branch of Young Archaeologists' Club is hosted by Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. The club is for children aged 8-16 years. Meetings are held once a month with the purpose of getting children involved in all aspects of archaeology through activity-based sessions, site visits and real field archaeology.

How to obtain

Contact Peter Robinson (Branch Leader) on museum@doncaster.go.uk for more information or to join.

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

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/Leisure_in_Doncaster/Museums_and_history/Museums/Loans_Service.asp

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.

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