Events and Exhibitions at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

See below for exhibitions at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery and links to forthcoming events, art history lectures and life drawing sessions.

Current Exhibitions

Open Art 2017: 14th October- 10th December

Our annual 'Open Art' exhibition brings together the best in arts and crafts from artists and makers working across the region. This year's exhibition includes works by over 160 artists, and with work in a wide range of styles and techniques there is sure to be something on display to suit every taste.

Community Gallery Exhibition

T.T.L. Camera Club Exhibition: 4th November – 10th December

The latest exhibition in our Community Gallery is by member of the T.T.L. Camera Club.

The club includes a wide variety of members, of all ages and abilities, and their aim is to provide a friendly atmosphere where help can be given to any level and for members to enjoy all the activities that they offer.


Forthcoming Exhibitions 

Good Vibrations: The Art of Colour 13th January – 8th March 2018

Good Vibrations uses artworks from the collection of Doncaster Museum Service to examine the many different ways that artists use colour. The exhibition also contains a section on the science of colour.


Please check back for details of our next events.

Art History Lectures by Rachel Holland-Hargreaves

Lectures start at 10.30 am and last for an hour and a half. Each lecture costs £5 to be paid at the museum reception and includes refreshments. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Dates and topics:


Friday 17th November: Railway Posters: History Heritage and Architecture

The world of 1920s and 1930s railway posters is colourful and diverse, inspiring nostalgic enthusiasm for journeys to a plethora of destinations. In this lecture we explore the way in which the railways promoted destinations of historical interest, from cathedrals to castles and costume.

Friday 8th December: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Join us for a seasonal look at a variety of images which invoke the greetings of the season.

Life Drawing Sessions

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery host monthly life drawing sessions. The sessions are aimed at all abilities, and take place in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Sessions times are 11am to 1pm and/or 2pm to 4pm (the morning session is repeated in the afternoon)

Materials are provided in the cost of the session as well as easels, paper and drawing boards.  Please note that the minimum age for attending these sessions is 16. 

Forthcoming sessions: 

9 December

Fees per workshop are £7.50 full fee or £5 concessions. Please note that tickets for life drawing sessions can now be purchased over the phone from Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery (phone 01302 734293), or purchased direct from the museum reception on Chequer Road. Tickets for life drawing sessions can be returned for a refund up to a week before the date of the event.

Your Paintings

The Public Catalogue Foundation photographs and documents oil and acrylic painting held in public collections across the country.

To look at Doncaster's collection please go the Your Paintings web site

More information:

For further information please contact us:

  • email:
  • tel: 01302 734293
  • address: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE
Last updated: 16 November 2017 17:21:26