We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors and the widest possible access to our building, exhibitions and collections.
How to find and enter the Danum Gallery, Library and Museum
The Danum is located on the corner of Waterdale and Chequer Road, 0.5 miles from Doncaster rail and bus stations. Doncaster Council Civic Office is the only building next to the Danum.
There are two entrances to the building. The main entrance is located at the end of Waterdale and is accessed via a gentle slope or some small steps with handrail. The main entrance has a revolving door and one large door that opens inwards to the building. This door is automated with a press button.
Inside the main entrance, you will be greeted by a Visitor Assistant who will explain where the library, museums and galleries are on which floor. The Museum has three floors which are all accessed by stairs or a lift. The lift on the Ground floor is located in the library which is accessed from the main entrance via steps with handrail. To access the other lift in the building, follow the sloped entrance to the cafe (the Old Girls High School frontage) and follow signage to the Rail Heritage Centre where the lift is fully visible.
Alternatively, you can enter the Museum at lower ground level through the Rail Heritage Centre. The automated doors with a push button are located on the left, and they open inwards.
The nearest accessible parking bays are located on the corner of Wood Street and Waterdale. Civic Quarter car park and Waterdale car park are also located nearby. View a map of town centre parking locations here.
There is an accessible toilet on each floor of the Museum. Facilities in the toilets include rails at the sides of the toilet and basin, emergency alarms and fire alarms with flashing lights. These toilets are not RADAR key operated.
The Danum Gallery, Library and Museum has a Changing Places toilet. This is located on the second floor of the building in a side corridor to the Art Gallery.
Blind and partially sighted visitors
Large print exhibition guides are available in a folder near the start of each gallery. Please note that these are currently unavailable due to covid-19 restrictions.
Light levels are low in certain galleries. This is to protect and conserve the objects in those areas. Please ask a Visitor Assistant if you would like assistance.
There are tactile, audio, and interactive exhibits and spaces throughout the Museum.
Assistance and guide dogs
We welcome assistance and guide dogs. A bowl and water is available from the reception desk.
Visitors with physical disabilities and wheelchair users
All floors of the Museum can be accessed via lift. The lift has capacity for multiple wheelchairs and mobility scooters on any one journey.
Seating is available around the museum and gallery spaces and throughout the library and cafe.
Hearing impaired and deaf customers
Hearing induction loop
The Museum has a hearing induction loop which requires your hearing aid to be set to ‘T’. The induction loop covers all areas of the building.
Visitors with autism and sensory difficulties
Please ask if you need assistance or information during your visit. There are quieter places we can direct you to if you or a member of your family needs it.
If you would like more information before your visit, please contact us.
Danum Gallery, Library and Museum
Danum Gallery, Library and Museum