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January, 2014

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Title:Twice as many people visit top Doncaster attraction
Subtitle:Cusworth Hall
Author:Doncaster Museum 
ID & Publication:20140111011 ~ 
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Visitor numbers have more than doubled to a Doncaster attraction after admission charges were dropped.

Admission charges to Cusworth Hall were introduced in 2010 and removed in April 2013.

Between April and October 2013 there were 20,664 visitors to the hall and during the same period in 2012 there were 8933 visitors.
Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: ‘We feel that it is important that local people are able to access their heritage and the educational opportunities available at Cusworth Hall.

‘Visitor numbers to the hall have more than doubled and I’m sure the removal of admission charges has enabled more people to take advantage of this fantastic attraction. On a further positive note, sales in the shop, car park and tea room have gone up and the hall is continuing with weddings and corporate events.’
Highlights of 2013 at the venue,, have included:

•     An exhibition showing a selection of the best of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations to Lewis Carroll's two ‘Alice’ books
•     The Latest Thing’ exhibition which brought together a wide range of different objects from the collection of Doncaster Museum Service, all of which were once considered to be cutting edge examples of technology or style
•     An exhibition of dynamic watercolour paintings by renowned artist Ashley Jackson and the Yorkshire humour captured in the work of sculptor Graham Ibbeson.
•     A range of events and activities from puppet shows to ghost walks and Victorian Christmas events.

Cusworth Hall features permanent displays about the social history of the Doncaster area, showing how people in the local community lived, worked and entertained themselves over the last 250 years. Cusworth Hall Museum and Park is the venue for a varied program of seasonal exhibitions, events and activities linked to the history of the hall and park. These sessions include vintage vehicle rallies, historic re-enactments, wildlife sessions and a range of Easter and Christmas events.

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