Cusworth Hall Museum and Park

Cusworth Hall and Park
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Cusworth Hall has been described as the jewel in Doncaster’s crown. A beautiful Grade 1 listed 18th century country house in acres of historic parkland with lakes, plantations and pleasure ground with dramatic views across the town and home to amazing social history collections, which illustrate the way people lived worked and entertained themselves over the last two hundred years.
This historic site was extensively restored between 2003 - 2007 visitors can experience a wealth of architecture, heritage, landscape history, wildlife and exhibitions, events and activities.
There is also an excellent tea room and shop, everything you need for a memorable day out.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 - 16:15
Closed Thursdays and Fridays
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
Opening times may vary throughout the year, please check before visiting

Admission charges

Admisssion is free for Cusworth Hall Museum

social history

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Medicine, Music, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
A painting of Doncaster market

Life on the Land

  • 11 June — 18 September 2016 *on now

Based on original research by curator, Dr Sarah Holland, and drawing on the unique collections of Doncaster Museums, ‘Life on the Land’ uncovers the hidden stories of rural Doncaster. Encounter the inhabitants of the countryside from landowners to labourers; uncover the agricultural innovations and practices of the district; and find out more about the reciprocal relationship that existed between town and countryside.

Suitable for

  • Any age


The exhibition is free to enter.

Nurses and patients at a country house military hospital

Estate of War: Doncaster's Country Houses

  • 16 July 2016 — 31 December 2019 *on now

The Edwardian period was something of a golden age for the country house. However, during the years of the First World War, many great houses 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free admission


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.
Cusworth Hall and Park

Heritage Open Day

  • 11 September 2016 11am-3pm

This year marks 200 years since the Wrightson children embarked on the Grand Tour of Europe, so we will look at how the family got along with friends and neighbours near and far. Did William and Harriet Wrightson embrace European culture on their travels? What provision was made for widowed members of the Wrightson family? Why did Robert Wrightson fall out with his neighbour Godfrey Copley of Sprotbrough Hall? All these questions and more will be answered on our friendly and informal guided tours!

The day will also include tours of the Park with our Assistant Head Gardener, plus original family documents from Doncaster Archives will be available to view.

Tours will run at regular intervals from 11:00am. Admission is free.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free admission


Cusworth Hall Museum and Park
Cusworth Hall
Cusworth Lane
South Yorkshire

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01302 782342

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