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


Herstory-Denaby, Tuesdays, 10.00am until 11.30am, Tom Hill Youth Club, Denaby.
A group for women in Denaby. Join us for a cuppa and to explore the lives of women in the past through creative activities. 

We Create: Mexborough,  Tuesdays, 1.30pm-3.00pm at Mexborough Resource Centre, Dolcliffe Rd, S64 9AZ
A group for adults experiencing mental health difficulties or feeling isolated. You can get involved in creative activities designed to help you to express yourself and develop new friendships. There’s plenty to take part in — music, drama, history, creative writing, and more.


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.

By Post

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. 

Want to work with us?

The History, Health and Happiness team are looking for other organisations to partner with, groups to visit and exhibitions to produce together. Get in touch with [email protected] if you have any ideas!

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

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