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   

Heritage Open Day: 'Renewal and Renovation'

Sunday 10th September 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cusworth Hall is a fine example of a fashionable Georgian country house built by local landowner and lawyer William Wrightson. The house was significantly altered by renowned architect James Paine between 1749 and 1753. This year marks 300 years since the birth of James Paine in 1717, so our theme will be the renewal and renovation at Cusworth Hall since Paine's additions through to the last major works on the building in 1907. What interesting gossip did James Paine report to William Wrightson from London? When was electricity added to the Hall? And to what unintended use was the new lift put to in the twentieth century? All these questions and more will be answered on our friendly and informal guided tours!

The day will also include tours of the Walled Gardens with our Acting Head Gardener and original family documents from Doncaster Archives will be available to view.

Tours will run at regular intervals from 11am to 3pm from the entrance hall. Please note some parts of the tour are not accessible to wheelchair users.

 

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: 10 August 2017 12:25:40