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Clifton Park Museum

Plenty to do for the whole family!

The Museum highlights the history of the borough in a way that appeals to all ages and helps to bring both our lives, and those of our ancestors into sharp focus.


Collections

Step back in time and explore the story of Rotherham as told through this fascinating collection, all within the beautiful setting of Clifton House.

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Exhibitions

Encounter the weird and wonderful as you discover the remarkable collections and exhibits. 

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York and Lancaster Regimental Museum

Learn about the Regiment’s 250-year history through colourful displays and interactive learning.

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History of the park

Clifton Park was originally laid out as the private grounds of Clifton House in 1783, and opened as a public park in 1891.

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History of the museum

Clifton House, built in 1783, and its grounds were formerly the property of the Walker family who ran the Rotherham Ironworks.

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The Walker Family

The Walker family

The Walker family was a pioneer of Rotherham industry. They were part of the new breed of business people who prospered as a result of the Industrial Revolution.

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Archives

Archives and Local Studies

See what fascinating facts you can discover among our original archive documents and collections..

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See what times we are open

The Museum and some attractions have individual opening times.

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Plan your visit


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