Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
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Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is located in South Yorkshire
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Location of the museum within South Yorkshire
Established1964
LocationDoncaster, South Yorkshire,
Coordinates53°31′15″N 1°07′39″W / 53.5207°N 1.12740°W / 53.5207; -1.12740Coordinates: 53°31′15″N 1°07′39″W / 53.5207°N 1.12740°W / 53.5207; -1.12740
TypeMilitary Museum
Websitewww.doncaster.gov.uk/services/culture-leisure-tourism/king-s-own-yorkshire-light-infantry-museum

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is a museum in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.[1] The museum won the "Most Improved Audience Figures" award from Audiences Yorkshire.[2]

History[edit]

Doncaster Museum opened in 1964 to display collections of natural history, archaeology, local history, fine and decorative art.[3] The holotype of the extinct species Ichthyosaurus anningae was identified in the museum's collection in 2008 and formally named in 2015.[4][5] The building also houses the Regimental Museum of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery". Doncaster Council. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Audiences Yorkshire recognises the region's trailblazers". creativeportal.org.
  3. ^ "places to visit in Doncaster". visitdoncaster.co.uk.
  4. ^ Lomax, Dean R.; Massare, Judy A. (2015). "A new species ofIchthyosaurusfrom the Lower Jurassic of West Dorset, England, U.K". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 35 (2): e903260. doi:10.1080/02724634.2014.903260. ISSN 0272-4634.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Gill, Victoria (19 February 2015). "BBC News - Forgotten fossil found to be new species of ichthyosaur". BBC Online. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  6. ^ "King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum Collection". Ogilby Trust. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

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