Three centuries of Doncaster history on display at museum

A new art exhibition depicting Doncaster across the ages will go on display this weekend.

Three centuries of Doncaster history on display at Museum Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is to open a new display, featuring works of art chronicling 300 years of local history. DD - Crawshaw Cattle Market

The ‘Delightful Donny’ exhibition at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery will feature works of art showcasing 300 years of local history, beginning with a stunning view of Sprotbrough Hall engraved in 1720.

It brings together around 60 paintings, prints and drawings from the collection of Doncaster Museum Service and includes work by local artists as well as those with national reputations.

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Each shows a part of Doncaster and its surrounding area.

And as a whole, the ‘Delightful Donny’ images reflect the richness and variety of the rural and urban landscapes in the borough.

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said: “The Delightful Donny exhibition is a striking example of the beautiful places we have in Doncaster, and the fantastic talent that local people have displayed across the years to capture it so well.”

Terence Cueno’s iconic painting ‘Giants Refreshed’, showing workers restoring locomotives in the Crimpsall Paint Shop at the Doncaster Plant Works, will be among the work on display.

The exhibition will also feature James Farrington’s recently restored oil painting of St George’s Church.

As well as historic views, there will be work showcasing contemporary views, including those of Doncaster Market and Rossington and Edlington collieries.

The exhibition runs from January 17 until April 26 at the museum on Chequer Road, Doncaster.

A special guided tour will take place on Friday, January 30, beginning at 10.30am and costing £5.