Volunteers needed

We’re proud to have some amazing volunteers who love to help us out at the Mansion House and who bring with them a variety of different skills and experience.

They will greet you as you come in and show you where to see all the best features. If you want more information they will take you on a tour and tell you about the building and its treasures.

Many of them help behind the scenes organising and helping out with the events. Some of them love to root around in the archives looking for stories of the people who paid for, planned, built and used this magnificent building.

Several of the volunteers can often be seen wearing Georgian or Regency costume. Owen likes to greet visitors in the guise of James Paine, the building’s architect.

All of the volunteers have one thing in common; their enthusiasm for all things Mansion House.

If you would like to join our volunteers, you will be made very welcome. We have a selection of volunteering roles you can try and they all help to ensure the Mansion House story is there for everyone to enjoy.

New website under construction

Welcome to Doncaster Mansion House. Our new website will uncover the stories of the people who have been involved with this wonderful building since it was built in 1749 and the role that it played in the history of Doncaster.

Entrance and stairway

We’ll take you in through the front door and let you in on the secrets that lie inside.

On our journey we’ll discover the objects, paintings and curiosities which document the social history of this town and its citizens.

The archives hold fascinating stories of the ambition of Doncaster Corporation to place the Mansion House at the centre of a thriving social scene based around the horse races that were later to become the St Leger week.

As the Industrial Revolution was about to bring huge change to the area, the Mansion House stood proudly at the centre of the town which would expand rapidly in future years. It is now the most important heritage building remaining in this once elegant Georgian country town.

This year we are holding a number of events exploring life in Georgian and Regency times. From dance displays to 18th century baking, architecture trails to tales of Jane Austen, there will be something for everyone.

Watch this space to find out more and join us on our journey.