Steam engines

Doncaster museum preview today shows town heritage ranging from One Direction star Louis Tomlinson to borough's Roman History

This is the inside of Doncaster’s new £14 million Danum Gallery, Library and Museum, revealed online for the first time today.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 2:27 pm

Doncaster Council created an online preview of Doncaster’s new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum this afternoon, which it launched today, showing a set of exhibits making reference to a Doncaster history ranging from Louis Tomlinson to Roman times and beyond, as well as the new railway section which includes two Doncaster built steam locomotives, on-loan from the National Railway Museum.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had a big impact on all of us and we hope this virtual preview and online tour of our superb Danum Gallery, Library and Museum will bring a sprinkling of joy to people as the lockdown restrictions continue.

“Nothing can compare to actually visiting the building, however this digital experience will offer an interactive tour round all four floors allowing people to stop, look and hear about the collections, exhibits and the inspiring learning spaces.

“We have created an astonishing attraction and quality learning facility for Doncaster residents to benefit from and I encourage them to go online and enjoy the tour round.

“This prime development is one of the many major projects which are transforming the borough of Doncaster and helping to make it a wonderful place to live, work and visit.”

Coun Nigel Ball, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Leisure and Culture, said: “We have delivered a community asset which celebrates our rich and varied heritage and importantly is very forward-thinking in terms of stimulating interests, creativity and the passion for people to learn and better themselves.”

The building should open its doors later in the year when it’s safe to do so given the current Covid-19 emergency.

The tour can been seen on Heritage Doncaster’s website.

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