Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:15 PM
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roamer49
Sheffield, UK9 contributions
This is for Doncaster's new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum opened last year. I understand the previous building is now used for archives. I fully agree with the positive comments. Some architectural features and tiles from the former Girls School that used to be on the site are included in the new building, and two big Doncaster-built steam locomotives were somehow moved into the lower-ground floor railway exhibits. Lots of things to see on three floors, just focus on whatever you're interested in, where available use the small fixed 'computer screens' to get more information, or ask the staff, who are very good. Don't miss the information and photos in the Museum (first floor) about Doncaster's amazing 'Sand House' created from the 1850s onwards (gone in the 1930s). The cafe is a bit small and gets busy at lunchtime, but the 'light menu' food is good including impressive cakes and scones. An easy walk from Doncaster Station, on-street 'blue badge' parking for about six cars is on Chamber Road by the entrance to the building, and other parking is easy to find nearby. Could do with more 'brown signs' to help drivers unfamiliar with Doncaster find the the new building and avoid the old building (which is still shown as the 'Museum and Art Gallery' on one on-line map. Also, the mini roundabout by the new building still has a brown sign pointing up Chequer Road and away from the new building. Overall, I think more may need to be done to make people outside Doncaster more aware of the Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, and what it offers.
Written May 21, 2022
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Stuart
1 contribution
Business
Train staff in appropriate behaviour. Took a group of disabled adults today found staff unfriendly and one attendant even shouted at one of the group causing her to cry, disgusting....
Written March 30, 2022
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guillaume du ninian
London, UK185 contributions
This venue is currently closed for renovation.

However, the other attraction (often mistakenly listed under Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery) is close by. The Danum Gallery, Library and Museum (which actually houses the 2 steam locomotives shown in reviews for the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery) is not listed on Trip Advisor

I did try to unsuccessfully add the Danum Gallery, Library and Museum to the Trip Advisor listings (after several attempts) but the location and map pin would not save.
Written March 29, 2022
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Tour779759
4 contributions
Couples
The whole experience is excellent BUT the cafe food and service when ordering could have been better. We had a hard, over toasted, possibly OOD tea cake. When I ordered I had to repeat my order as the assistant started talking to a colleague.
Written November 21, 2021
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Stanley M
Doncaster, UK9 contributions
Family
If visiting Doncaster a visit to the museum is a must
Pleasant facilities and an enlightening story of Doncaster and it’s ties to the rail industry
Written October 31, 2021
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Vicky I
Doncaster, UK79 contributions
Family
The new building is fabulous! Set within the old school building. The library is the first thing you walk into then the museum is set over 3 floors, the building is clean and well set out. A great source of local information giving an insite of doncaster throughout the years.
Written October 29, 2021
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Hawk1ng
Doncaster, UK94 contributions
The new building is great and the elements of the old school which have been retained work really well. The 2 steam engines on loan from the NRM in York which were built in Donny are the star of the show for me. Those and the railway memorabilia displayed alongside the engines were my favourite thing. On the next floor it would benefit from a suggested route because it is easy to jump from the Romans to the war years and back to the Victorians rather than following a timeline. I enjoyed the art gallery although I thought that from the old gallery we owned more paintings than are on display.
Written October 26, 2021
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Rescuedaisy
Doncaster93 contributions
A new experience with not as many books to choose from.
Cafe has now become quite expensive with a long wait for drinks and food.
Written August 9, 2021
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Amy A
5 contributions
Family
Review is for the coffee shop! They were run off their feet but still treat us as though we were the only customers in there! 2 adults and 7 kids, 2 vegans! They catered for our every need and were fantastic with the kids! Brilliant customer service, they really made the experience a great one. Thank you for having us!!!
Written July 30, 2021
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Bernard
London, UK210 contributions
A lovely small museum museum with interesting displays over several floors. This is a modern building so everything seemed very new and fresh. The way the pictures were hung (inadequate lighting in corners) made it hard to view some paintings which were behind glass. The train display was superb.
Written July 24, 2021
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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is open:
  • Wed - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:30 AM - 4:15 PM


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