Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
.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.
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
Dean R. Lomax - A Local Science Hero!
- 21 June — 16 September 2017 *on now
Our temporary exhibition celebrates a modern day local science hero - Doncaster born Dean Lomax, a palaeontologist and honorary scientist at the University of Manchester. The exhibition tells the story from Dean's dinosaur loving childhood, through to his current success as an award-winning palaeontologist.
Local Heroes Launch Day: Saturday 1st July 10:30am - 4:00pm
Local Heroes Exhibition Family day: Thursday 27th July 11:00am - 3:00pm
Local Heroes Exhibition closing event: Saturday 16th September 10:30am - 4:00pm
- Any age
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.
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery