History, Health, Happiness

Heritage Doncaster’s History, Health and Happiness programme is funded by Arts Council England.

The programme aims to tackle isolation and improve wellbeing in four key areas of Doncaster. We use Heritage Doncaster’s collections as the basis for outreach activities across the Borough. Our activities share stories from Doncaster’s past and enable participants to share their memories, experiences and skills. We are making tomorrow’s history!

We strive to encourage participants to feel more connected to others in their community, create conversations and allow participants to make sense of the world around them.

Our activities are driven by the people to take part and represent the places in which they take place.

We work in:

  • Conisbrough/Denaby Main/Mexborough
  • Woodlands/Highfields/Carcroft/Adwick-Le-Street
  • Stainforth/Hatfield/Thorne/Moorends
  • Hexthorpe/Balby

Regular Events

Join us online to meet new people and discover the past.

The History Book Club, Every other Wednesday from 5 August 2020, 2pm until 3pm

Together we will explore items from Heritage Doncaster’s collection and read a book that brings that history to life.

A chance to meet new people online, share your thoughts and learn something new.


Museum Make-A-Long, Every third Tuesday from 18 August 2020, 11am until 12pm

Have a conversation and meet new people online whilst getting crafty. Together we’ll make something connected to Heritage Doncaster’s collections. Textiles, cookery, crafts and more! Making supplies provided. Suitable for adults who may be experiencing loneliness. No previous making experience required.


Herstory-Denaby,Every other Tuesday, 10.30am until 11.30am
A group for women in Denaby. Join us for a cuppa and to explore the lives of women in the past.

Sign up by emailing [email protected] or calling 01302 737339.


Activity Booklets

We have designed a series of activity booklets to help you pass the time, reminisce, and learn something new.  To order a copy of our FREE activity booklets designed for adults email [email protected] or call 01302 737339.


In-person activities

Our regular in person events are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are watching government guidance closely and will resume activities as soon as possible.  In the meantime, check out our Heritage at Home page.


Check back for more updates on more events throughout the year.  For further information, please email us.

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