Our Museum Collections

Our museum collections are extensive, with much of it donated by local people.


The collections contain around 36000 objects as well as printed ephemera and around 10,000 photographs and glass plate negatives.

They cover every aspect of life from birth to death and include:

  • costume and accessories
  • toys and games
  • kitchen equipment
  • photographs
  • pottery
  • household equipment
  • agricultural and mining hand tools

We employ conservators to care for, conserve and prevent the deterioration of our collections. The conservators are also responsible for making sure all works or objects on display at any of our sites are displayed in the best possible conditions.

Visit the Heritage Doncaster website for more information about our collections and to view our online exhibitions. 


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: 25 April 2018 14:49:39