Minden Day

1st August 201912:02 pm1st August 2019 12:05 pmLeave a Comment

Minden Day has been celebrated on 1st August since 1760, to commemorate the Battle of Minden in 1759. The Battle of Minden was part of the Seven Years War. French forces were trying to conquer the small German state of Hanover. Soldiers of the 51st Light Infantry (later The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) were […]

Outdoor Learning

1st July 20192:26 pm1st July 2019 2:32 pmLeave a Comment

…Coming soon to Cusworth Hall & Park Join us in our historic woods for your very own outdoor adventure! Give your class the opportunity to experience the natural world around them; offering an outdoor space to learn through active movement. Outdoor learning impacts on academic, personal and social development and increases wellbeing and mental health. […]

Heritage Doncaster #Archaeocake bakeoff!

13th June 20199:08 amLeave a Comment

Heritage Doncaster recently took part in this year’s Festival of Archaeology (organised by Archaeoogy UK) and their #Archaeocake competition. Staff have dusted of their mixing bowls and wooden spoons, put their icing skills to the test, and presented their bakes ready to be judged by the public! Some baked reproductions of artefacts from Heritage Doncaster’s collection […]

Herstory: Retracing the Journeys of Doncaster’s Suffragettes

6th June 20198:10 am10th June 2019 9:55 amLeave a Comment

“Her story, our story, every woman has a story” A group of women from Denaby Main have been uncovering the stories of inspirational women from Doncaster’s past with Heritage Doncaster.  On 28 May the group retraced the journeys made by Doncaster’s Suffragettes as they travelled to London by train to visit Parliament. Project Manager Victoria […]

British Science Week at Doncaster Museum

21st March 201911:54 amLeave a Comment

March was a busy month at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery with over 700 people visiting to take part in fun activities during British Science Week. Lots of families attended our Fun Day to investigate our collections and explore some disgusting parts of history! Activities challenged guests to dig through replica coprolite (fossilised poo) to […]

Doncaster’s Inspirational Women

8th March 20192:06 pmLeave a Comment

Doncaster has been home to many inspirational, courageous and strong women throughout its history. On International Women’s Day we explore the stories of just some of them. CARTIMANDUA – QUEEN AND FIGHTER Cartimandua was fierce and has been described as a strong and influential leader.  She was Queen of the Brigantes from 43 to 69 […]

Winston Churchill’s Funeral and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

27th February 201910:22 amLeave a Comment

Winston Churchill’s funeral planning, code name ‘Operation Hope Not’, had been taking place for over a decade before his death. After his death in January 1965, the plan was finally put into action. First was the long procession from Westminster Hall to St Paul’s Cathedral. After the service at the Cathedral, his coffin was taken […]

A History of the Gaumont Palace Theatre

18th December 201811:09 am19th December 2018 7:36 pmLeave a Comment

Doncaster has a rich and fascinating cinema heritage and was once home to the largest theatre in South Yorkshire – the Gaumont Palace Theatre.  Local historian Ron Curry MBE reveals the history and architecture of the beautiful Art Deco theatre. There is nothing, that can match the compulsive magic of that big screen in a […]

model of statue

Doncaster’s mining statue gets the go ahead

12th December 201812:01 pm12th December 2018 12:02 pmLeave a Comment

Doncaster’s proud mining heritage will be honoured for years to come with the exciting news today that the fundraising drive to build an iconic town centre tribute has been successful. Individuals, businesses and organisations have been supporting the campaign through online pledges and donations at locations across the borough, an exhibition about the project in […]

Black and white photograph of The Gaumont Cinema

The Gaumont Frieze

26th June 20189:10 am2nd November 2018 1:32 pmLeave a Comment

The Gaumont frieze, created by sculptor Newbury Abbot Trent in 1934, was recently recovered from the Rose Hill Cemetery and moved to Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery after a successful campaign led by Ron Curry MBE. The frieze used to adorn the front of the Gaumont Cinema, which stood at the top of Hallgate in […]