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Childhood through the Ages – 1940s to 1980s

Visit the Childhood through the Ages exhibition and relive your fondest childhood memories.

We've hand-picked items from the 1940s up to the 1980s and told the hilarious and fascinating childhood stories of some of Rotherham's residents from across the borough. Look out for Angela's Space Hopper ordeal and Chaz and his screaming fans.

We've even got a dress up corner. Maybe you want to be a 60s hippie? Or try your best Madonna impression? If you're taking pictures, don't forget to share them with us on social media.

The exhibition runs from 29th September 2017 to 29th June 2018.

Visit the childhood exhibition at Clifton Park Museum.

Rotherham's Prehistoric Habitats

Discover the animals that lived in the different periods of the Stone Age. From snowy owls to red foxes, see the creatures that made Rotherham their home.

Field mice

Captain Simpson and the Somme

The Somme was one of the deadliest battles of the First World War and many local soldiers from the York and Lancaster Regiment lost their lives during the campaign.

The exhibition tells the story of Captain Vivian Sumner Simpson, a Sheffield footballer who was one of the first to join up to the new 12th Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment in 1914. He fought at the Somme and was later awarded the Military Cross for gallantry.

The Simpson collection was purchased with the aid of grants from the Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Fund, Western Front Association, Rotherham Military Community Veterans Centre, the Friends of Clifton Park Museum, and the Friends of Rotherham Archives.

Simpson medals

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