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 is free

A painting of Doncaster market

Life on the Land

  • 11 June — 18 September 2016

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.

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.
A painting of Doncaster Marketplace

Life on the Land

  • 27 June 2016 1-2pm

Dr Sarah Holland will offer a behind the scenes perspective of curating the exhibition and explore some of themes showcased in it'.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Cusworth Hall Museum and Park
Cusworth Hall
Cusworth Lane
South Yorkshire

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01302 782342

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