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

Our regular events are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.  We are currently working on ways we can carry on delivering our  regular activities online, on the phone and by post. Stay tuned! You can also get involved through our Heritage at Home page.

Every Tuesday at Denaby Library 10am until 12 noon.

ESOL & Heritage courses that run throughout the year at Central Family Hub in collaboration with Doncaster Council Adult, Family and Community Learning and Doncaster Conversation Club.

Family Hub
Activities throughout the year at Family Hubs, including Cooking Through Time, Fossil Fun and History Crafts

Alzheimer’s Society Memory Cafes
Hands-on history activities showcasing items from Doncaster Museum’s collections at Alzheimer’s Society Memory Cafes around the Borough

b:friend History Club
Usually the first b:friend Social Club of the month in Balby, Denaby Main, Mexborough and Thorne. Get hands-on with history and find out about Doncaster’s past through storytelling, games and more.

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

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