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.
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


Lady Isabella in fancy dress in the New Dining Room at Cusworth Hall

'Her Ladyship': The Life of Lady Isabella Battie-Wrightson

  • 18 February — 5 November 2017 *on now

The exhibition brings together a fascinating selection of items owned by Lady Isabella from the collections of Doncaster Museums Service, Doncaster Archives and private loans, several of which have not been on public display before.

The exhibition will take place in the New Dining Room, which was added to the Hall by Lady Isabella herself in 1907, and will tell the story of her country house life in the upper echelons of society through to her resolute and independent widowhood in Edwardian Doncaster.

Highlights of the exhibition include costume worn by Lady Isabella, previously unseen photographs of her, and a specially commissioned portrait of her as a young woman.

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.
James Paine and son James

Heritage Open Day: Renewal and Renovation

  • 10 September 2017 11am-3pm

Cusworth Hall is a fine example of a fashionable Georgian country house built by local landowner and lawyer William Wrightson. The house was significantly altered by renowned architect James Paine between 1749 and 1753. This year marks 300 years since the birth of James Paine in 1717, so our theme will be the renewal and renovation at Cusworth Hall since Paine's additions through to the last major works on the building in 1907. What interesting gossip did James Paine report to William Wrightson from London? When was electricity added to the Hall? And to what unintended use was the new lift put to in the twentieth century? All these questions and more will be answered on our friendly and informal guided tours!

The day will also include tours of the Walled Gardens with our Acting Head Gardener and original family documents from Doncaster Archives will be available to view.

Tours will run at regular intervals from 11am to 3pm from the entrance hall. Please note some parts of the tour are not accessible to wheelchair users.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Cusworth Hall Museum and Park
Cusworth Hall
Cusworth Lane
South Yorkshire

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01302 782342

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