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.
Young boys dressed as policemen

Photographs by Luke Bagshaw

  • 23 January — 4 June 2016 *on now

Luke Bagshaw's stunning photographs of Doncaster taken at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries record the rapid changes being brought about in the town by the development of the railways and the mining industry. His photographs include images of the building of North Bridge, road widening schemes, laying down of tramways and the 'retail revolution' of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. He also photographed ordinary Doncastrians in their work places and homes.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission is free

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.
Servant's bedroom

The Servants of Cusworth Hall Family Day

  • 8 May 2016 1-4pm

Have you ever wondered about the people who once called Cusworth Hall their home? Well, now you can find out! Come and join us during our family day to learn about the lives of some of our servants from one hundred years ago. Take a peek at our specially created servant’s bedroom, meet Cusworth’s cook and sample her cooking, and take part in our family crafts and activities. This will be a fun afternoon to be enjoyed by all ages!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission (£2 donation for children’s crafts)

Servant's bedroom

Life as a Servant

  • 11 May 2016 6:30-9pm

Once again Cusworth Hall and Doncaster 1914-18 Project are taking part in ‘Museums at Night’. This exciting national festival sees museums and historic sites across the country open their doors after hours.

Come along and visit Cusworth Hall at night to learn more about the servants who once lived and worked there. Visit our specially created servant’s bedroom, go on a night time tour of the house, join our Assistant Head Gardener in a twilight stroll of the Park, and have a go at making a rag rug. Doncaster 1914-18 will be also be telling the stories of Cusworth’s servants during the First World War. View a projection created by students at the University Centre Doncaster, inspired by events that took place in the town during the War years.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£2.50 per person. Admission price includes light refreshments.

To book a place please contact Cusworth Hall on 01302 782342, email museumC@doncaster.gov.uk, or call into the Hall reception.

Website

http://www.doncaster.gov.uk/cusworthhall

Cusworth Hall Museum and Park
Cusworth Hall
Cusworth Lane
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN5 7TU
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.doncaster.gov.uk/cusworthhall

E-mail

museumC@doncaster.gov.uk

Telephone

01302 782342

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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