CUSWORTH HALL MUSEUM REMAINS CLOSED FOR NOW. 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
Cusworth Hall Museum will remain closed for now, the parkland itself remains open and social distancing still applies. The car park will be open 7.30am - 9.00pm every day and is currently free, with the gates being locked at 9pm for both entry and exit. The safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority, so we are taking some extra time to plan for a safe return and develop our offering. While the hall is closed, our teams will be working behind the scenes to make sure future visits to the museum are safe and enjoyable when we do open again.
The children’s playground is open 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.
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 Government guidance.
Cusworth Hall Museum (currently closed)
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.
Cusworth Park (open)
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.
The car park is open from 7.30am until 9pm everyday. It is locked at 9pm prohibiting entry and exit.
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.
- email: Heritage@doncaster.gov.uk
- tel: 01302 782342
- address: Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, DN5 7TU
- Access Statement for Cusworth Hall
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- Tree trail PDF version
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- Nature trail
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- History trail
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