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Doncaster Mansion House

Doncaster Mansion House



01302 734032


High Street,


Doncaster's elegant Mansion House, a focus for civic pride, has dominated the High Street for over two hundred and fifty years. There are only three Civic Mansion Houses in Britain today, the others being York and London. When the Mansion House was officially opened in April 1749, the total build cost was £8,000 equivalent to around £10 million today. In the 18th century, Doncaster was a very wealthy town, well able to afford these costs. It was built in the Palladian style and was designed by the architect James Paine.
The town's wealth had been created by the stagecoach trade which had made Doncaster a major interchange and overnight stop.
The Mansion House is still used as the Civic headquarters of Doncaster and contains fine examples of memorabilia that has been collected over the years.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsItalian signs/guidesAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Mobile phone coverageDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

The Mansion House is open to visitors once a year when the Civic Mayor holds an open day in the summer. Private group visits to The Mansion Hosue can be arranged on a limited number of days through the Mansion House Manager.


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Map reference: SE 574032  Lat: 53.52233 Long: -1.13568

Situated in the heart of Doncaster town centre and 10 minutes walk away from the brand new Passenger Transport Interchange.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
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