Cusworth Hall & Park
Cusworth Park is open to the public and the car park is open from 7.30am to 9pm every day.
Cusworth Hall Museum will remain closed for now. The safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority, so we are taking some extra time to plan for a safe return and develop our offering. While the hall is closed, our teams will be working behind the scenes to make sure future visits to the museum are safe and enjoyable when we do open again.
The park remains open for visitors – please help us to look after it by continuing to social distance according to the Government’s guidelines. Our park team and volunteers are working hard to keep the grounds safe and tidy, so please take your litter home with you if the bins are full. We are very grateful to the members of the local community who have volunteered to pick litter in the Park – it has been a massive help to the park team.
The children’s playground will reopen from 4 July, but please note that this area is not monitored by park staff. Please follow the guidance on the signs around the playground. There may be a queue if the park is busy, and hand sanitiser should be used regularly.
Toilet facilities will be available 10.30am-4.00pm. Only the toilets in the Bothy – the outbuilding just beyond the tearooms – will be open for public use. You are advised to avoid using toilets outside your own home if at all possible. Although the toilets will be cleaned thoroughly, it is still essential that you follow the Covid-19 safety guidance. There will be a ‘one in, one out’ policy with a queuing area outside. One toilet is accessible and will be reserved for disabled people and baby changing.
Please report any incidents or anti-social behaviour directly to South Yorkshire Police on 101 (unless it is an emergency, in which case call 999).
Explore architecture, heritage, and landscape history at Cusworth Hall. The beautiful Grade I Listed building set in acres of historic parkland offers spectacular views across the Borough.
Built between 1740-1744 for local land owner William Wrightson, Cusworth Hall was home to the Battie-Wrightson family for over 200 years.
Extensive refurbishments between 2002 and 2007 restored parts of the building to their former glory before the house opened as a social history museum.
Today, visitors can step inside the Great Kitchen where many feasts were prepared and view the stunning paintings on the ceiling of the chapel.
From setting up home to working and socialising, our collections reflect the daily lives of people in Doncaster from the 18th century to the present day.
A changing programme of temporary exhibitions also offer something new to discover, and guided tours of the Hall and Park are available for visiting groups from £3 per person.
The historic parkland surrounding Cusworth Hall is open to the public every day of the year.
It’s the perfect location for picnics, walks with the dog, or family days out. Children’s play areas and a playing field are also located within the Park and the woodland areas and lakes are home to water voles, kingfishers and many other species.
The Trans Pennine Trail starts at Cusworth Hall and free nature and history walking trails are also available from reception. In partnership with Walking for Health we are offering free guided walks of Cusworth Park on the first and third Friday of every month. Meet at the car park machines at 9.30am for a 9.45am start (walks last for around 1 hour).
Car parking currently free of charge. Transition to new charging system.