The Friends of Doncaster Mansion House is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and our objects are:-
(1) The promotion for the public benefit of the conservation of Doncaster Mansion House and its associated artefacts
(2) To advance the education of the public in general (and particularly amongst young people) on the subject of the Doncaster Mansion House including by facilitating public use of the Doncaster Mansion House for education purposes and by promoting research for the public benefit in all aspects of the Doncaster Mansion House and publishing the useful results of that research.
(3) To advance the education of the public about the life and work of James Paine, the architect of Doncaster Mansion House.
Friends of Doncaster Mansion House
The Friends were formed in January 2015. Our aims are to support the Council to conserve, restore, research, interpret and display the Mansion House and its contents for the benefit for all sections of the community and for future generation to open up the Mansion House to the public. This involves increasing the opportunities for children and adults to visit the Mansion House, providing practical support as volunteers, raising funds for the above activities and future projects and providing a forum for your views. Please contact us (details to be supplied shortly)
In 2015 students from the University of Sheffield’s School of Architecture worked in partnership with Doncaster Civic Trust and the Friends of The Mansion House. to create Explore:Mansion House a project which acknowledged the architectural influence of Doncaster Mansion House and it’s rich history within the town with an educational focus to ‘Make, Play, Draw and Exhibit’. Its ambition was to increased community engagement and activity and provide an exciting legacy for the Mansion House. This website will be the principal source of information about the Friends activities and about our exciting plans to celebrate the 300 hundredth anniversary of the birth of James Paine the architect of the Mansion House.
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A history of live projects can be seen at the link below: