Doncaster Museum

Doncaster Museum

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery was opened in 1964 as a purpose-built Museum to display a wide variety of local and nationally important objects and artefacts. Our highlights include a Cheswold car actually made in Doncaster in 1914 by E.W. Jackson and Son, and the Edward medals received by three local miners for extreme bravery in their attempts to rescue their fellow workers who were trapped underground following the Bentley pit disaster of 1931. Doncaster's racing heritage is celebrated with our nine Gold Cups dating back to 1779, while the Roman influence on the town is represented by the unique Danum Shield.

We also offer a large and varied temporary exhibition programme throughout the year, as well as special activities for all ages. Please visit the What's On section for details of our forthcoming events and exhibitions.

Please note due to a faulty lift the Art Gallery located on the first floor of the building is currently not accessible to people with mobility issues.  The Museum and King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum on the ground floor is fully accessible.