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

‘Homeland': An exhibition by Andrew Farmer
18th November 2017 – 11th March 2018

This exhibition brings together a selection of original oil paintings, drawings and sculptures based on the feeling of 'home'. From pieces created directly outdoors in the locality, to intimate interiors inspired by family life. 

Andrew is a local Artist based in Sprotbrough. He spent his childhood years in the Doncaster before studying further afield in Canterbury Kent. Andrew studied a degree in Fine Art, specialising in painting. Since then, Andrew has also attended the Royal Drawing School in London where he received the Richard Ford Award for drawing. 

Andrew works exclusively from observation, often working in around Cusworth Hall and Country Park braving all weather conditions. Andrew’s paintings are often lively with clearly visible brush marks. His paintings are often completed in one session, although a number of the paintings on show were painted over numerous sessions, returning to the same location under similar lighting conditions to continue.

Andrew is very active in the London open shows and has recently exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the New English Art Club and the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters all hosted at the Mall Galleries close to Trafalgar Square. Andrew received the Windsor and Newton award at the ROI in 2015. 

 

Events   

Sunday 26th November 12:00 - 4:00pm

Georgian Christmas Sunday

Come and join us as we celebrate Christmas at Cusworth Hall Georgian-style! Meet Cook in the Great Kitchen and sample some of her Georgian cooking, then join our festive guided tours to find out all about how the Wrightson family celebrated Christmas at Cusworth Hall in the eighteenth century. Also, listen to the Cusworth Singers perform seasonal carols by the fireside, visit our intimate selection of stalls and have a go at our craft activities and seasonal trail.

Admission free, small charge applies for craft activity.

 

Saturday 2nd December 11:30-12:30pm and 1:30-2:30pm

‘Let It Snow’ family activity

See our Christmas tree, get warm by the fire and join us in making Christmas crafts, including a 3D snowman and 3D Father Christmas, tree decorations, cards, models, masks, puzzles and more.

£1.50 per child, accompanying adults free.

 

 

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: 15 November 2017 15:31:35