Doncaster Museum

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Doncaster Museum is full of exciting collections depicting various aspects of natural history, archaeology, and local history. Visitors are invited to take a journey around the museum by the ‘River and Road' route and discover the history of one of England's oldest towns.

Our Museum Education service provides school workshops throughout the year and a 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 access, on site car park.

Doncaster Art Gallery and the regimental museum of the King's own Light Infantry are also located within the museum building.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Admission Free

Natural history; archaeology; local history; fine and decorative art

Collection details

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Home Front

Keep the Home Fires Burning

  • 31 August 2018 — 31 March 2019 *on now

Discover how the Home Front, during the First World War changed the lives of the people fo Doncaster forever; told through stories and objects hared by Doncaster people.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free event

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.
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Kid's Saturday Club

  • 24 November 2018 9:30am-4:30pm
  • 1 December 2018 9:30am-4:30pm

Saturdays can be fun filled for children in a full range of activities with the Doncaster education team (all DBS checked).

Lots of fun activities are on offer including painting, pottery, scavenger hunts, games, experiments and much more to keep the kids entertained. Enjoy your Christmas shopping in peace by dropping your child off at the museum to spend a full day taking part in fun and educational activities.

Don't forget to pack a lunch for each child. (Biscuits and drinks will be provided).

Suitable for children 8 - 12 years old (min age 8 years)

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


£15 per child - tickets are available from museum reception or over the phone from 31 October tel: 01302 734293

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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
Chequer Road
South Yorkshire




01302 734293


01302 735409

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