Cusworth Hall, Museum and Park

Cusworth Hall is a beautiful Grade I listed building set in acres of historic parkland with lakes, plantations and pleasure grounds with dramatic views across the town.


Cusworth Hall has been described as the jewel in Doncaster’s crown. The beautiful Grade I listed building is set in acres of historic parkland with lakes, plantations and grounds with dramatic views across the town.

The site which was extensively restored between 2003-2007 invites visitors to 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.

The Hall

Please note Cusworth Hall will be closed all day on Tuesday 17 July for essential staff training.  The Park and Tea Room are open as usual.

The Hall is open on the following days and times:

  • Monday to Wednesday- 10am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday- 10:30am to 4:15pm
  • Thursday and Friday- closed

The Park

Visitors can access Cusworth Park on every day of the year. 

Things to see and do at Cusworth

Along with the historic hall and museum, there's lots of things you can see and do at Cusworth including:

Butlers Tea Room & Bistro

Situated in the Hall's former stable and coach house, Butlers Tea Room and Bistro caters for a whole host of tastes serving breakfast, a bistro-style lunch menu and a variety of cold and hot drinks including a large selection of tea. 

The tearooms are open every day 10am to 4pm, the bistro Thursday - Saturday evening (booking essential contact 01302 390959).

Cusworth Park

The surrounding park has great play facilities including toddler and junior play areas, along with a playing field.

Nature and scenery

The park has some beautiful scenery, with views from the hill stretching across the town. Along with woodlands and wildflower areas, it also has lakes which are home to a variety of species including water voles, kingfishers and green flowered helleborine orchids.

Walking routes and trails

The park has various walking routes and nature walks you can enjoy. It's also part of a roughly six mile walking trail which starts at Cusworth Hall and follows the Trans Pennine Trail and local footpaths around the parishes of Sprotbrough and Cusworth. For the full route, visit our walking in Doncaster page.

We also have three new park trails available to download. Hard copies are also available from the Hall reception priced at 50p, to include a free badge.

Dog walking

Well behaved dogs are allowed off the lead in the park, but please make sure to control them around the lakes as there is a wide variety of wildlife in that part of the park. All dogs must be kept on a lead during event days.

Educational activities

Educational study areas are available for school parties. For further details visit our school visits to Cusworth Hall, museum and park page. 

Admissions and access

Admission to the Museum is free. We welcome donations to help support our work and maintain this Grade I listed building. The museum has full disabled access throughout. Level access available to the hall and much of the park. Disabled parking in the main car park and additional parking close to the Hall for Hall visitors.

Group visits are welcome and we offer a range of guided tours. Tours of the Hall last approximately one hour and cost £3 per person for groups of ten or more. We can also offer combined tours of the Hall and Park at £5 per person for groups of ten or more. Please contact museumC@doncaster.gov.uk for more information or to arrange a guided tour for your group.

Access for photography

Professional photography is only allowed in the grounds and Hall with prior permission. For more information please contact museumC@doncaster.gov.uk

Getting to Cusworth Hall

By car

The car park is open every day of the week and costs the following:

  • up to one hour- £1
  • up to two hours- £1.50
  • up to three hours- £2.20
  • all day £6
  • coaches- £10

Annual parking permits (currently £50) are available from Cusworth Hall. For regular visitors and dog walkers this represents a significant saving on paying per visit.

Please note that the car park will be closed between the following times during April and May 2018.

Sunday – Thursday: 7pm until 5am

Friday and Saturday: 11pm until 5am

Cusworth Hall Museum and Park is located two miles north of Doncaster, off the A638 Doncaster to Wakefield Road. It is signposted from the A1 and A638.

Address: Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU

By bus

For a full list of buses you can get to the park, use Travel South Yorkshire's journey planner and enter where you're going from and to (Cusworth Hall, Doncaster).

For a view of the hall and the surrounding area, check out the following Google Maps view:

Volunteering

Get involved with the continued restoration of Cusworth Park as a volunteer. Volunteer sessions include a range of conservation, habitat management and restoration projects. To find out more , visit our volunteer with Doncaster Heritage Services page.

Donations

Contact the museum on 01302 734293 and they will put you in touch with the appropriate member of staff to arrange an appointment. Please do not bring objects into the museum without an appointment.

Donors of objects at Doncaster Museum Service

Doncaster Museum Service is undergoing a review of its collections, which will involve the removal from its collections (de-accessioning) of some items that are no longer required. We would therefore like to contact the original donors of the objects concerned before 30th June 2018. A list of these donors is attached in the download below. If you are one of these donors, or a relation and would like further information, please contact Laura Trinogga, Collections Registrar on 01302 734293, laura.trinogga@doncaster.gov.uk

Donor list
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Doncaster Museum Service abides by the Museums Association code of ethics when disposing of objects.

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Last updated: 12 July 2018 09:38:30