Danum Gallery, Library and Museum

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The Danum Gallery, Library and Museum is free to visit and open to all.

The state of the art facility provides a unique blend of experiences.

The building includes the following features:

• A stylish café in keeping with its home within the former Girls’ School building; here you can use tablet devices to read newspapers and magazines;

• Central Children’s library – holding story times, playing chess and games, using Kindles, read with family, resources for teenagers, and with views across the locomotives in the Rail Heritage Centre;

• Charging points for laptops, tablets, smartphones in the building;

•Rail Heritage Centre, containing wide-ranging artefacts from the Doncaster Grammar School Rail Heritage Collection, and two locomotives on loan from The National Railway Museum; also a space for school and visiting groups to study and take a lunch break.

• Doncaster Museum, including new displays and interpretations throughout – see a 1960S Doncaster living room, the Gresley shop, and our Museum of You.

• A secure garden space on the south-side of the building, to enjoy with a book, to meet friends or take a drink from the café

• King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regimental Museum;

• Meeting rooms and conference facilities

• Accessible support

• Paddington Room – a stylish and well-resourced space, available for school groups and large group bookings;

• A pilgrim woman sculpture in the Girl’s School stairwell; part of the Mayflower 400 events and national trail, and the Venus statue once present in the Doncaster High School For Girls, now returned home on loan from Hall Cross Academy;

• Public computers available, and also laptops and tablets so that you can sit anywhere in the building to do work, study, check emails and use the free internet;

• The restored former Doncaster High School for Girls, encased in the glass frontage of the building;

More info about the new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum can be found here

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  • Danum Gallery, Library and Museum
  • Waterdale
  • Doncaster
  • South Yorkshire
  • DN1 3BZ

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