Doncaster Heritage Festival

by | 14 April 2018 | Community Event, Heritage, Retford, Rotherham

Discover Doncaster’s heritage at this year’s Doncaster Heritage Festival, which runs from 28th April to 13th May.
The 2018 festival will be launched at the Doncaster Local History Fair on Saturday 28th April at Doncaster Museum, Chequer Road, DN1 2AE.

A highlight of the festival will be a talk given by Philippa Langley from the Looking for Richard Project She will detail the unique and ground-breaking historical investigation that captured the public imagination and located the lost grave of Richard III. In the year of ‘Vote 100’ there are many events telling the story of local suffragettes and suffragists, including author of Rebels Girls, Jill Liddington. And as we await the Tour de Yorkshire coming through our area, local broadcaster and author, Chris Sidwells talks about Tom Simpson, a local lad who was the first Englishman to wear the yellow jersey.

The festival has an exciting programme made up of a series of enthralling talks, workshops, walks and events that explore the history of the borough. Events will be at a variety of different venues all across Doncaster from morning to evening, so why not discover something new?

The festival is organised by Doncaster Heritage Services and is supported by heritage groups across Doncaster for the enjoyment of all.

For more information about the festival please contact Doncaster Local Studies on 01302 734307 or email You can also find out more at