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.
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.