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Pottery shaped this region long after the Romans left their mark on Doncaster. Medals, trophies and artworks in this museum showcase this rich tapestry of history.

A diverse range of history and art exhibits are displayed in the halls of Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. Dating back to 1964, the museum is Doncaster’s principal hub for decorative arts, fine arts, natural history and archaeology. Trace the local history of the city back to its origins through these exhibits.

One of the preeminent indicators of the region’s development is Yorkshire’s pottery. Browse the artistic ceramics that were formed in factories and bottle kilns spread across the county.

The displays in the museum’s River and Road Gallery piece together the story of Doncaster. Inspect the Cheswold car made in this city in 1914. See the Edward medals for bravery that were given to rescuers in the Bentley mining pit disaster of 1931. Other relics revealing Doncaster’s past include the nine Gold Cups for horse racing, the first of which was won in 1779.

Offering a different slant on regional history is the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regimental Museum. Peruse the uniforms, tools and weapons that describe an iconic regiment formed in 1757. Marvel at the medal collection and the replica of the Pontefract Barracks, a Gothic military structure in West Yorkshire.

Study the Danum Shield, a relic surviving from the Roman occupation of Doncaster. Adorning the museum’s first floor are galleries presenting artworks of national importance. Catch some of the temporary exhibits and events put on throughout the year. Special activities and workshops for the entire family are often available.

The site’s hours run from morning until late afternoon Wednesday through Sunday. Note that it is free to access the museum, while donations are accepted.

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery skirts the southeastern side of the city’s historic center. Arrive at the train station and walk east for about 15 minutes to get to the museum, whose nearby neighbors include Doncaster Mansion House, Cast theater and Elmfield Park.

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