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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: Chequer Road, Doncaster DN1 2AE , England
Phone Number: 01302 734293
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 4:15 pm

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Some great exhibits but often let down by their presentation

Growing up at a time when every museum was full of glass display cabinets, and you went to admire the exhibits and various objects, I've never been a fan of the modern style of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
ScottEngering
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Growing up at a time when every museum was full of glass display cabinets, and you went to admire the exhibits and various objects, I've never been a fan of the modern style of museum design and, when Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery was refurbished several years ago, I wasn't very impressed. It was so long ago that I had... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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67 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Having recently moved to cleethopes i thought I might visit Doncaster, so why not try the local measuem in size I would say this meduim sized and took most of my day to see it fully includes displays on history, industry and nature on ground floor in some what disorganized layout, and art on the uppor level enjoy

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love it here when you talk to people from doncaster some hav nt been it's right on the doorstep. Get cracking folks and keep these museums open.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I found this place while searching TA for local places to visit and not really being one for museums I was unsure about visiting but as it is free to enter I thought id give it a try. There was a group of 5 of us, ages ranging from 27 to 70 and I can honestly say, everyone enjoyed it.... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The museum has some nice things to look at such as the stuffed animals etc. However its pretty small and would be a lot better if it was bigger with more things to look at.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Near to town and well worth a visit. Poorly promoted so sign up for information on special exhibitions and events. Pop to lovely Salutation Pub behind it for good beer and pub grub. Doncaster would benifit greatly by integrating whats here with Cusworth, the Balby archived, the Mansion House and a few other venues into a large Center of Town... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

You can spend hours here,it is absolutely brilliant.We looked at almost everything,as we were pushed for time on that visit,but it is a realy great day out for all the family.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is not the best museum and art gallery in the world. It is, sadly, arranged very much in the old mould of museum display, but, thankfully, without all the latest hands-on wizardry which breaks down within days and is never repaired. There are exhibits of mild general historical interest, including several coin hoards, and some interesting Roman finds when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

free museum and art gallery. The museum was very interesting, speaking about the history of Doncaster from the prehistoric times to the modern ones, but what really caught my attention was the art gallery: the paintings there were beautiful! I didn't much liked the animals in display: I sincerely hope they were just reproductions, not real animals embalmed and displayed.... More 

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yorkshire
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

2 mins walk from town centre, free of charge, plenty to look at-- even kept 2 Xbox crazy teenagers interested for an hour plus. Must say the Kings Own Light Infantry display is outstanding worth a visit for this alone. Never seen as many medals in one place really gives you an insight to what it must have been like... More 

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