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Collections at Clifton Park Museum

Collections at Clifton Park Museum

Step back in time and explore the story of Rotherham as told through its fascinating collections. The Museum holds objects from our ancient geological routes, through Stone Age man to the modern day.

Many of these can be viewed within the splendour of 18th century Clifton House, home of the Museum, set within the magnificent backdrop of Clifton Park.

Rockingham pottery

Rockingham and other local potteries

Visit our world famous collection of Rockingham pottery, and marvel at the skill of our local potters.

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Local and industrial history

Local and Industrial History

Learn about the people of Rotherham through the objects they used. Learn about the Rotherham glass and metal industries.

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Step back in time to our ancient archaeological past. Wonder how stone age people survived with only the most basic of tools, be inspired by Roman design and innovation, admire the art of Saxon jewellery.

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Natural sciences

Natural Sciences

Admire what nature has to offer. Local fossils and geological specimens, through strange insects and beautiful butterflies, to the magnificent Nelson the Lion.

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Fine art

Fine Arts

Immerse yourself in the colour and detail that is our fine art collection. From dramatic landscapes to vivid portraits, from amateurs to internationally renowned artists, Rotherham’s collection has it all.

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nelson the lion

Lion and Bear

Come and visit our famous lion, Nelson, and Marco the bear.

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See what times we are open

The Museum and some attractions have individual opening times.

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