Doncaster Civic Trust

An independent group of local people interested in Doncaster’s heritage

A Welcome from our Chairman

chairman2016I’m so pleased you have visited our website. I hope you enjoy finding out more about Doncaster Civic Trust and our activities.

We have been around for a long time – in 2016 we celebrated our 70th anniversary. Over the years we have often been influential in promoting good architecture and urban design and helping protect valuable historic buildings and townscape.

You can get a flavour of our history by visiting our archive section on this website.

But we continue to be very active. At the moment, we are putting a lot of energy and resources into developing an education programme to help our young people in Doncaster better understand and value our rich architectural heritage.

And we are expanding our popular guided walks programme.

At £5 per annum, membership is very good value. If you are interested in architecture and the historic built environment we think you will enjoy our programme of talks. If you want, you could become involved in any of our activity groups – for example, joining our planning committee, manning our stand at local history fairs or helping us expand our tree planting scheme.

John Holmes
Chairman, Doncaster Civic Trust

Read George Norton’s Fascinating Dissertation On Doncaster Mansion House

Find out what our sponsored student has been doing at Doncaster Mansion House by clicking here

Christmas, Dickens & Doncaster Guided Walks

17th November,  24th November and 1st December 2018
Join Steve and Andy on a winter stroll through central Doncaster reflecting on the history of Christmas, Dickens’ influence on the celebration and his visit to Doncaster in 1857.
Click here to view the full programme.

Bursary Scheme Round 5 Open

Please click here to find out how we can help students pay their tuition fees.


Winter Talks Programme Announced

Our Winter 2018-19 Talks Programme kicks off with a fascinating talk on a major new cultural project for Doncaster.

20th September
Nick Stopforth on Doncaster’s new library, museum and art gallery building in Waterdale.

Nick is head of Libraries and Culture at Doncaster Council

The talk takes place at St Peter’s RC Church Hall, Chequer Rd, Doncaster

Start at 7:30pm. Please enter by the front door.

See latest news section for details of the full talks programme.


Civic Voice
Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies