Cusworth Hall, Museum and Park

CUSWORTH HALL MUSEUM REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION. THE PARK IS OPEN FOR VISITORS. PLEASE FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. Often described as a jewel in Doncaster’s crown, Cusworth Hall is a beautiful Grade I listed building set in acres of historic parkland. The house was built between 1740 and 1744 for local land owner William Wrightson and recent refurbishments have transformed the Hall into Heritage Doncaster’s social history muse

Coronavirus update

Following the latest guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are temporarily closing Cusworth Hall, the parkland itself remains open and social distancing still applies. The car park will be open 7.30am - 9.00pm every day, with the gates will be locked at 9pm for both entry and exit. We are committed to ensuring that we reduce the risk of Coronavirus for all our staff and customers. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated when the building can be re-opened.

The children’s playground will reopen from 4 July but please note that this area is not monitored by park staff. Please follow the guidance posted around the park. 

Toilet facilities will be available 10.30am-4.00pm. Only the toilets in the Bothy will be open for public use. This is the outbuilding just beyond the tearooms. There will be a ‘one in, one out’ policy with a queuing area outside. One toilet is accessible and will be reserved for disabled people and baby changing.

Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we have installed signage and performed visual safety checks to ensure that play equipment, outdoor gym equipment, multi-use games areas and skate parks are open on a restricted basis.

Please respect other visitors - do not visit if you have any symptoms, adhere to social distancing guidance and use your own hand sanitiser regularly.

Please respect the park – take your litter home with you or use the bins provided and pick up waste after your dog.

You can continue to use green spaces responsibly, please adhere to social distancing and Government guidance as detailed below.

Coronavirus sport and physical activity guidance.

Cusworth Hall Museum

From setting up home to working and socialising, the museum collections reflect the daily lives of people in Doncaster from the 18th century to the present day.  

Today, visitors can step inside the Hall's Great Kitchen where many feasts were prepared and view the stunning paintings on the ceiling of the chapel.  Admission to the museum is free.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Wednesday- 10am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday- 10:30am to 4pm
  • Thursday and Friday- closed

Cusworth Park

The historic parkland surrounding Cusworth Hall is open to the public every day of the year.  It’s the perfect location for picnics, walks with the dog, or family days out. 

Children’s play areas and a playing field are also located within the Park and a variety of walking trails are available from the Hall reception.  Admission to the Park is free (car parking charges apply).  

The car park is locked at the following times for the evening, re-opening at 7.30am:

Monday - Thursday: 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 11pm
Sunday: 7pm

Food & Drink

Situated in Cusworth Hall’s former stable and coach house, Butlers Tea Room and Bistro serves meals, snacks and drinks - please visit their website for full details including opening hours.

The newly opened Old Brewhouse is a cosy microbrewery and bar built into the original brewhouse which served the Wrightson family for centuries.  

Location & Access

Postcode: DN5 7TU

Cusworth Hall is located two miles north of Doncaster and is signposted from the A1 and A638.  The museum has full disabled access throughout. Level access available to the hall and much of the park. Disabled parking in the main car park and additional parking close to the Hall for Hall visitors.

For more information about Cusworth Hall & Park, including opening times, exhibitions, and group tours please visit the Heritage Doncaster website.

 

 

More information:

For further information, please contact us:

  • email: Heritage@doncaster.gov.uk
  • tel: 01302 782342
  • address: Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU

Last updated: 15 July 2020 08:43:58