Doncaster Museum

Doncaster’s Five Minute Histories: A Look Behind the Scenes

27th April 202112:40 pm28th April 2021 4:17 pmLeave a Comment

Doncaster’s Five Minute Histories are audio recordings produced as part of Heritage Doncaster’s History Health and Happiness programme. The recordings provide immersive experiences that recreate historical events, through storytelling and sound effects. Introduction Doncaster’s Five Minute Histories are audio recordings produced as part of Heritage Doncaster’s History Health and Happiness programme. The recordings provide immersive […]

Moving the Pollington Sarcophagus

7th April 20213:28 pm26th April 2021 4:29 pmLeave a Comment

Discovered in 1949 by quarry workers, this enigmatic burial of a woman has featured prominently in Doncaster Museum over the years. Our Human History curator, Peter Robinson, uncovers what went into the complex operation to move it to its new home in the Danum Gallery, Library and Museum due to open later this summer. The […]

Having Fun at Home with Digital Social Clubs

11th March 20214:15 pm12th March 2021 10:21 amLeave a Comment

Do you enjoy discovering things about the past? Are you a fan of arts and crafts? Maybe you’re a bit of a bookworm? Are you looking for ways to connect with new people? Then, History, Health and Happiness’s Digital Social Clubs may be for you! In this blog post, we will introduce you to two […]

No. 251 Locomotive Returns to Doncaster

1st February 20213:48 pm2nd February 2021 9:53 amLeave a Comment

By Kim Drabyk, Heritage Doncaster Manager On a cold Sunday morning in January, and at an early hour, the Great Northern Railway Atlantic locomotive No.251 made the 90 mile journey from Shildon, south down the A1, to its new home. Following years of planning by Heritage Doncaster and partners, colleagues from our team waited with […]

The Girls’ High School Headteachers

1st August 202012:05 pm29th July 2020 10:59 amLeave a Comment

Next year Heritage Doncaster moves into a new gallery, library and museum building in the Waterdale area of Doncaster. The building includes the front section of the old Girls’ High School building, which has been such a familiar landmark to so many Doncaster people. One of the displays in the new building will tell the […]

Beyond #BlackOutTuesday

3rd June 202012:26 pm2nd July 2020 12:06 pmLeave a Comment

On Tuesday 2nd June organisations and individuals muted their social media in solidarity with Black communities in the UK and US. Heritage Doncaster also muted our social media yesterday, and our teams used the day to reflect on what we can do better. We wanted to share with you some of the things we discussed, […]

Witchcraft in Doncaster

30th October 20192:20 pm22nd May 2020 4:21 pmLeave a Comment

By Victoria Ryves, NPO Programme Manager The History, Health and Happiness team have been getting spooky this October around the borough. The team have been sharing the stories of two women accused of witchcraft in Doncaster in the 1600s, as well as some of the spooky objects from our collection. Witchcraft in the 16th and 17th Centuries In the […]

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 […]

Veterans photographed with Frank the Tank

Tank Bank Day

15th June 201812:46 pm24th June 2018 10:44 amLeave a Comment

What a day we had on Saturday 9 June when Frank the Tank rolled into Doncaster!  Our Doncaster 1914-18 team put together an amazing, action-packed day to recreate the momentous occasion of Doncaster Tank Bank Week which took place in the Borough in 1918. Our recreation brought hundreds of people to Doncaster Market Place to […]