Why not take a step back in time and see what Doncaster was all about years ago! Explore the Town Centre Timeline on Doncaster High Street to see what you can learn about the Town.
Visit the Doncaster Minster Grounds
The Doncaster Minster is a great destination to go to experience the magnificent building and learn about the culture and history of Doncaster.
The Minster is located on the same site as the Roman Fort of Danum. As part of this, you can find the 18 metre stretch of the fort wall which can be viewed at the North East end of the grounds. Head down to the Minster to learn about Doncaster’s history.
Whilst everyone is staying home, we can’t visit museums. So…
Heritage Doncaster is challenging people to get involved with the Living Room Museum work. Museums collect objects that tell stories. Heritage Doncaster wants you to choose some of the objects in your living room and tell their story.
Time capsules are a great way to preserve some objects to be found and opened in the future. Find a box and put anything that you want in it. It could be paper notes, DVDs, letters, toys, anything you like!
Make sure that it is in a suitable container and then find a place to keep it, whether you hide it somewhere or bury it. Make sure you put the date on the box so whoever finds it knows when it is from!
Build your own family tree
Family trees are a great way to learn about your family and ancestors, helping you understand your place in the world.
Learning about history can help provide an understanding of how we got to where we are. The CBeebies My Story website and CBBC’s Horrible Histories website are both great resources to facilitate learning about the history of England and making learning a fun experience.
Find out about famous people from Doncaster
Finding out about famous people can be fun, especially when they were born in your town! Head to the Famous Birthdays website to find out if there are any famous people from Doncaster.
Discover the history of railways in Doncaster
Much of Doncaster’s history is embedded in the railway industry. To learn more about this, you can visit the Visit Doncaster or the BBC website.
Now open, the Danum Gallery, Library and Museum has a fantastic Railway Heritage Centre, plan your visit here.
Coal has been mined in South Yorkshire since Roman times and forms an important part of Doncaster’s history. You can visit the Northern Mine Research Society to learn about each of the Mining Collieries in Doncaster.