Events and Exhibitions at Cusworth Hall Museum and Park

Cusworth Hall Museum and Park is the venue for a varied program of seasonal exhibitions, events and activities linked to the history of the Hall and Park.

These sessions include the Doncaster Country Fair, vintage vehicle rallies, historic re-enactments, wildlife sessions and a range of Easter and Christmas events. Many of the events get extremely busy and you may need to book in person or by phone at the museum.

Exhibitions

Cusworth Hall features permanent displays about the social history of the Doncaster area, showing how people in the local community lived, worked and entertained themselves over the last 250 years.

There are also temporary exhibitions which compliment the permanent displays and showcase our rich and varied collections.

Estate of War: Doncaster's Country Houses

This exciting new exhibition explores the impact of the First World War on Doncaster’s country houses, as they 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.

In partnership with Doncaster 1914-18 At Home, At War. 

 

Temporary Exhibitions

‘Her Ladyship’: The Life of Lady Isabella Battie-Wrightson
18th February – 5th November 2017

This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the death of Lady Isabella Georgiana Katherine Battie-Wrightson, one of Cusworth Hall’s most prominent and important residents.

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.

 

Events  

Pirates and Princesses Picnic

Tuesday 1st August 2017 from 10:00am

Put on your best Pirate or Princess outfit and join in the fun at our annual Pirates and Princesses Picnic. There will be plenty to do to keep the kids entertained, including a bouncy castle, children’s entertainer, face painting, Sand Art, stalls, and lots more! 

As this event is predicted to be extremely busy, our car park marshals will be selling car park day passes from the overspill car park priced at £6. to avoid unnecessary congestion in Cusworth Village, we have also provided a free shuttle bus to the event from Doncaster North Park and Ride. Buses will leave the park and ride car park every half an hour from 10:00am until 3:00pm, and will return from Cusworth Hall car park every half an hour at 10:12am, 10:42am until 3:12pm.

 

Georgian Family Day

Tuesday 8th August 11:00am - 3:00pm

Come and experience our Georgian themed day as part of the James Paine 300 Festival:

  • Join Cook in the Great Kitchen to sample some of her finest Georgian recipes
  • Learn about Georgian life at Cusworth Hall with our family friendly guided tours
  • Have a go at our family craft activities ‘Georgians and their Brilliant Bugs’ (11:30am-1pm and 1:30-3:00pm, £1.50 per child)
  • Meet our friendly costumed volunteers

 

For further information, please contact us: 

  • email: museumC@doncaster.gov.uk
  • tel: 01302 782342
  • address: Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU
Last updated: 26 July 2017 10:35:22