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.
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.
‘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.
Family Craft Activities at Cusworth Hall: Chinese New Year Themed Crafts
Tuesday 13 February
12:30 – 2:30pm
Come and help us get ready for the Chinese New Year, 2018 will be the year of the Dog! Come along and make paper craft activities based on the theme of Chinese New Year! £1.50 per child, accompanying adults free. One hour maximum in busy periods, last admission 2pm.
Behind the Scenes at Cusworth Hall
Friday 23rd February 10:00am-12:00 and 1:00-3:00pm
Have you ever wondered what lies behind the locked doors at Cusworth Hall? Where some of those secret staircases actually lead? Well, now we are giving you the chance to find out! Come and join our expert staff Craig, David and Nicola as they reveal some of the hidden wonders of Cusworth Hall and its outbuildings. You will experience behind-the-scenes access to the attic, brewhouse, gatehouse and bothy, to culminate with a trip to the very top of the Hall and admire the view from the roof!
Please note that this tour will include admittance to areas that are not normally accessible to the public and therefore will involve uneven floors and steep staircases. Sensible footwear and warm clothing must be worn. Regretfully many parts of this tour are not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues.
Tickets are priced at £10 per person and will include light refreshments. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. Please telephone the Hall on 01302 782342 or call in at reception to book your place.
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For further information, please contact us:
- email: Heritage.Doncaster@doncaster.gov.uk
- tel: 01302 782342
- address: Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU