Mansion House Doncaster

The website of The Friends of Doncaster Mansion House

Welcome to Doncaster Mansion House


James Paine at Hickleton Hall

  • Talk by John Dabell
  • 6:30pm on Wednesday 12th July
  • at Cusworth Hall

As part of the James Paine 300 Festival, we present the opportunity to join local historian John Dabell for an evening talk about the history of Hickleton Hall. Tickets are free and can be reserved from Cusworth Hall reception. Light refreshments will be available for £1.50.

Click here to view and download the poster

Thursday 20th July

Bad Girls and Bonnets

Jane Austen’s guide to being brazen

Click on this link for the poster and full details

James Paine at Raby Castle

James Paine worked on alterations and new designs at Raby Castle near Darlington, Co Durham between 1752 and 1768.

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth, the curator of Raby will be leading specialist tours of Paines work on 12th May and 8th September 2017. You can find out more and make a booking by visiting their website

This is the website of the Friends of Doncaster Mansion House. We are so pleased you have visited the site and hope you will be inspired to visit this wonderful building and perhaps become a ‘Friend’ and even a volunteer.

We don’t own the building – it belongs to Doncaster Council and is still used for civic functions and some Council business, but as an organisation, we are dedicated to ensuring it can be enjoyed by everyone – as a place to visit and enjoy and learn about or hire for your event or celebration.

Click on this link to the Council’s website for more information about visiting the Mansion House

If you want to take an online tour of the Mansion House, click on this link:-

As you will see, it is a special place, of local and national significance. Click on the images below to see the true splendor of Doncaster Mansion House.

We will update this website with information about the Friends and our activities but if you have any questions please go to our contact page for details of how to get in touch.

We are hugely grateful to our friends at Doncaster Civic Trust who with their good advice and start-up funding have made it possible for the Friends to become established.

We work closely with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council who have been very supportive of our efforts and given us a lot of their time for which we are very grateful.