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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Established 1964
Location Doncaster, South Yorkshire,
Type Military Museum

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is a museum in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.

History

Doncaster Museum opened in 1964 to display collections of natural history, archaeology, local history, fine and decorative art. The holotype of the extinct species Ichthyosaurus anningae was identified in the museum's collection in 2008 and formally named in 2015. The building also houses the Regimental Museum of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. The Roman Danum shield, found in Doncaster in 1971 is on display in the museum.

The museum won the "Most Improved Audience Figures" award from Audiences Yorkshire in 2009.

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