Danum Gallery, Library and Museum (DGLAM)

The new home for Doncaster Libraries and Heritage Doncaster in the Civic and Cultural Quarter is located on the junction of Waterdale and Chequer Road in Doncaster town centre.

Now open

Danum Gallery, Library and Museum officially opened its doors on Saturday 29 May 2021 and fully opened without the need to book on Friday 9 July.

Fully opened the doors on Friday 9 July

The Danum Gallery, Library and Museum fully ‘opened the doors’ with no requirement for pre-booking from Friday 9 July.  Admission is free to all.

Café 1910, located within the building, will launch a full menu for sit-in and takeaway during opening hours, with booking no longer required.

Visitor numbers are limited in line with current social distancing guidelines and face masks must be worn unless exempt. Track and trace details will be taken on entry to the building. We will share updates on visitor information from 19 July in light of the government’s latest announcement.

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 11am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am – 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 1pm – 7pm
  • Friday: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday: Closed

What is there to see and do

The new building can be enjoyed by all residents and visitors and is home to the following:

  • The children’s and adult lending libraries
  • Museum packed with fascinating collections
  • Art Gallery full of impressive works some loaned from the likes of the British Museum.
  • King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum
  • Rail Heritage Centre showcasing memorabilia from the Doncaster Grammar School Railway Collection and two locomotive engines - No.251 and Green Arrow
  • A high quality education space
  • A lovely cafe
  • Training, meeting and conference facilities

...and much, much more.

Getting Here

Address: Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1

Get directions with Google Maps

Public Transport:

The Danum is located a 10 minute walk (0.5 miles) from Doncaster Railway Station and Doncaster Bus Station.


Waterdale Car Park, Wood Street Car Park, and Civic Quarter Car Park are all located less than a 5 minute walk from the building.


  • Toilets
  • Accessible toilet
  • Changing Places toilet
  • Baby change
  • Shop
  • Café
  • Meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi and internet access

Virtual opening and tour 

We virtually opened the doors for an online audience on Wednesday, 17 March 2021.

Take a virtual preview tour on www.heritagedoncaster.org.uk 

The virtual tour enables people to explore the building and see the many wonderful features and exhibits. The tour is similar to Google Maps, arrows will allow you to click and tap your way through the building. Information icons will pop up on different objects and areas, and will lead you to videos with more information and background - it really is like touring the building in person.

How the building got its name

Residents were invited to put forward names and vote for their favourite from a shortlist. The name reflects our history and the key elements people can enjoy and use inside.

Further information

Please visit www.dglam.org.uk for further details about the venue.


Last updated: 17 August 2021 11:23:40