Doncaster museum is at the heart of the town and shows the community the past of Doncaster .The art form represented was paintings and drawings that symbolize the history and what it means to be from Doncaster.
For a museum of a small town, it is considerably in depth and detailed in content, and clearly represents a pride of Doncaster which isn't shown much, especially since the narcissistic Jeremy Clarkson comes from our town. The artwork also presented in the museum is extraordinary with works from the established artist J.F Herring who's work is was apart of The Art Treasures of England; the Regional Collections and other local artists who have outstanding talent.
One piece i particularly enjoyed was "Troubles in the twenties" by Nicholas Evans .It showed a scene from the General Strike of 1926, with Blacklegs (strike breakers) being escorted to work between two lines of police. What I find so compelling about this piece is that the painter lived through the twenties and the great strike so consequently it's a heartfelt painting; you can almost sense the melancholic emotions the artist was feeling with the use of dark hues and lack of color.
The museum is very family friendly, as a child i spent many days there in the animal exhibits and taking part in arts and crafts. I have many fond memories at this place and enjoy going every time i visit. Recently there has been a coding club set up for people passionate about coding or just want to learn,although i have not been i have heard positive reviews of the club and from the poster it looks like a exciting opportunity.
Although the entrance of the museum is outdated and intimidating up close, it shows architecture not often seen now which was popular in the sixties and its surrounded by greenery and benches which gives it a happier atmosphere, Nevertheless despite the distracting exterior Doncaster mueseum is truly the hidden gem of Doncaster and i highly reccomend going,