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



Community Galley Exhibition

Doncaster Camera Club: 5th August - 17th September

Doncaster Camera Club return to the Museum with a display of members' work. The photographs on display represents a wide range of subjects from cars to formal portraits, landscapes and wildlife.

All sections of the club are represented form beginners to more advanced Workers.

The Royal Society’s Local Heroes Exhibition: Dean R. Lomax – A Local Science Hero!
Wednesday 21st June – Saturday 16th September 2017.

Our temporary exhibition celebrates a modern day local hero - Doncaster born Dean Lomax, a palaeontologist and honorary scientist at the University of Manchester. The exhibition tells the story from Dean’s dinosaur loving childhood, through to his current success as an award winning palaeontologist. 

Local Heroes Exhibition Event

  • Local Hero Exhibition Closing Event: Saturday 16th September, 10:30 - 16:00.
    Come along and celebrate the closing of the exhibition. Including crafts, handling tables and the following: 
    Meet Dean Lomax- 11:00-12:00
    Fossil Identification Session: 13:30-16:00 (tickets for the Fossil Identification Sessions are free, but need reserving from reception).
    For further information on the event and exhibition, or to reserve tickets please phone the Museum reception on 01302 734293

Forthcoming Exhibition 

Open Art 2017: 14th October - 10th December

Our annual celebration of the best in arts and crafts from artists and makers working across the region. Entry forms are available by calling the Museum reception on 01302 734293. Delivery days for works are the 21st - 24th September. Artists can submit up to  three works, each work costs £5 to submit, which is non-refundable.


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 22nd September: From Russia with a Paint Brush

In the first lecture of our autumn season we take a look at a range of Russian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.  With styles progressing from realism to abstract, and subjects representing Russian culture and landscape. The lecture Includes artists from Levitan & Repin, Kandinsky & Malevich.

Friday 20th October: Toulouse Lautrec

An exploration of the world of this Post-Impressionist artist, who famously depicted the nightlife of Paris and Montmartre through paintings and posters. His trademark caricature style captured the atmosphere and performers of venues like the Moulin Rouge.

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: 

23 September
28 October
11 November
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: 12 September 2017 14:26:56