'Her Ladyship': The Life of Lady Isabella Battie-Wrightson

The exhibition brings together a fascinating selection of items owned by Lady Isabella from the collections of Doncaster Museums Service, Doncaster Archives and private loans, several of which have not been on public display before.

The exhibition will take place in the New Dining Room, which was added to the Hall by Lady Isabella herself in 1907, and will tell the story of her country house life in the upper echelons of society through to her resolute and independent widowhood in Edwardian Doncaster.

Highlights of the exhibition include costume worn by Lady Isabella, previously unseen photographs of her, and a specially commissioned portrait of her as a young woman.

Location

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).