Cusworth Hall, Museum & Park

Cusworth Hall can surely be described as the jewel in Doncaster’s crown.

The beautiful Grade I listed building is set in acres of historic parkland, with lakes, plantations and pleasure grounds offering spectacular views across the town.

The site, which was extensively restored between 2003-2007, invites visitors to experience a wealth of architecture, heritage, landscape history and wildlife, together with a varied programme of exhibitions, events and activities.

Things to see and do at Cusworth

Along with the historic hall and museum, there's lots of things you can see and do at Cusworth including:

Butlers Tea Room & Bistro

Situated in the Hall's former stable and coach house, Butlers Tea Room and Bistro caters for a whole host of tastes serving breakfast, a bistro-style lunch menu and a variety of cold and hot drinks including a large selection of tea. 

The tearooms are open every day 10am to 4pm, the bistro Thursday - Saturday evening (booking essential contact 01302 390959).

Cusworth Park

Visitors can access Cusworth Park on every day of the year. The surrounding park has great play facilities including toddler and junior play areas, along with a playing field.

Nature and scenery

The park has some beautiful scenery, with views from the hill stretching across the town. Along with woodlands and wildflower areas, it also has lakes which are home to a variety of species including water voles, kingfishers and green flowered helleborine orchids.

Walking routes and trails

The park has various walking routes and nature walks you can enjoy. It's also part of a roughly six mile walking trail which starts at Cusworth Hall and follows the Trans Pennine Trail and local footpaths around the parishes of Sprotbrough and Cusworth. For the full route, visit our walking in Doncaster page.

Clocking in at approximately 5.8 miles, this circular walking route starts at Cusworth Hall and follows the Trans Pennine Trail and local footpath network around the parishes of Sprotbrough and Cusworth. Download the leaflet using the link below.

We also have three new park trails available to download. Hard copies are also available from the Hall reception priced at 50p, to include a free badge.

Dog walking

Well behaved dogs are allowed off the lead in the park, but please make sure to control them around the lakes as there is a wide variety of wildlife in that part of the park. All dogs must be kept on a lead during event days.

Educational activities

Educational study areas are available for school parties. For further details visit our school visits to Cusworth Hall, museum and park page. 

Admissions and access

Admission to the Museum is free. We welcome donations to help support our work and maintain this Grade I listed building. 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.

Group visits are welcome and we offer a range of guided tours. Tours of the Hall last approximately one hour and cost £3 per person for groups of ten or more. We can also offer combined tours of the Hall and Park at £5 per person for groups of ten or more. Please contact for more information or to arrange a guided tour for your group.

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The site is bounded to the north by Cusworth Lane, to the east by Cusworth Village and increasingly the urban sprawl of Doncaster, and to the south and west by strips of farmland that have been encroached upon in the south by building and in the west by the A1 (M).