Leger time is full of fun

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With over 200 events to choose from, it’s hard to pick which St Leger event to go to - so we’ve put together a list of this weekend’s best Leger activities.

1. EXHIBITION

St Leger Week started yesterday and celebrates the rich culture and heritage of Doncaster.

Festivities continue until September 16 and include an exhibition on the royal charters of Doncaster which date back to 1194.

So why not head over to the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery to see these priceless and rarely seen documents from the Doncaster archives which include a Scottish Royal Charter from circa 1140 referring to ‘my burgesses and ministers of Doncaster’.
WHERE: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE

WHEN: Runs until September 15.

HOW MUCH: Free

Contact: 01302 734293 or visit www.visitdoncaster.com/stleger

2. DAY OUT

Another of the St Leger Week’s many activities and events is The Romans Are Coming which takes place at Doncaster Minister and the town centre.

People attending the event will get to celebrate Doncaster’s rich heritage as two legions of Romans set up camp and march through town with displays of drill, Roman coin making and culminating in the grand gladiator contest. Arabian dancers from conquered lands will entertain you, and archeologists with genuine artefacts found in Doncaster will also be on hand. 
This exciting Roman-themed event also continues on Sunday, when there will be another opportunity for children to join a Roman army and watch a gladiator battle.

WHERE: Doncaster Minster and Doncaster town centre

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 4pm.

HOW MUCH: Free

CONTACT: www.visitdoncaster.com

3 . CLASSICAL CONCERT

Enjoy an evening of classical music by Mozart and Beethoven performed by Ensemble 360 in the sumptuous interior of the Mansion House and celebrate the bygone days of Georgian Doncaster. Refreshments included

WHERE: Mansion House, High Street, Doncaster DN1 1DN

WHEN: Monday, doors open at 7pm, and the performance starts at 7.30pm

CONTACT: 01302 734309 or visit the Doncaster tourism centre.

4. EXHIBITION

Mallard: A Doncaster Thoroughbread. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Mallard’s record breaking when it reached 126mph, this exhibition opens on Friday.

This fascinating exhibition will include objects from the museum’s collection and the Doncaster Grammar School Collection of historic railway memorabilia. 
Some of the objects have rarely been seen in public, such as Silver King, Seagull and Cock o’the North nameplates and some of Sir Nigel Gresley’s personal letters.

WHERE: Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AE

WHEN: Runs until November 2

HOW MUCH: Free

CONTACT: 01302 734293 or visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/museums