Doncaster’s new £14m museum nearly sold out already for opening weeks as 4,000 expected to visit by June 20

Doncaster’s new £14million museum is nearly ‘sold out’ already for its first two weeks of opening.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 6:02 pm
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 6:07 pm

The new landmark Danum Gallery Library Museum and Gallery opens its doors to the public for the first time – but numbers are limited because of coronavirus restrictions, with around 4,000 visitors expected to tour the building before June 20.

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Officials this evening said the tickets available online for the museum tour had all gone until June 5 – and June 5 had one ticket left.

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Doncaster's new museum

They said there were ‘the odd spare tickets here and there’, until Friday June 11 and then tickets for the week commencing June 14.

There was ‘very limited availability’ of museum tickets at the Tourist Information Office, with ‘just the odd few here and there’ to June 20.

Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors to the new Doncaster Gallery Library and Museum from May 29

“Ticket sales for its grand unveiling and the first week as a whole have been really impressive and we’re thankful to the members of the public for their support.

Doncaster's new museum

“This exciting milestone project is one we cannot wait to share with local residents.”

For the museum, there are three tours daily capacity 36 per tour Monday to Saturday inclusive. They have 90 minutes’ access to Rail Gallery, KOYLI museum, art gallery, and museum.

For the Library there are four tours daily. Capacity is 30 per tour Monday to Saturday inclusive. 60 minute access to Central, Children’s and Info Library.

Library tour tickets are still available. for Saturday and Tuesday and reasonable numbers for sessions thereafter.

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