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Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England
44-1709-336-633
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in Rotherham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Clifton House, built in 1783, is a Grade 2* listed building designed by John Carr of York. It was once the seat of the Walker family, who were early... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Clifton park museum is full of interesting items from one if not the largest collection of Rockingham pottery to a full size bear and loin. A fully working Victorian kitchen that has special cook days you can take part in when running I would look on website for info first so your not let down has small cafe and lots... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited after a few hours in the park. Little cafe there which has a limited menu and is quite expensive but very welcome non the less. Its made up for as the museum is free. The museum is great with a wonderful exhibition of local pottery. The rhinoceros vase is truly something to behold. Lots of interesting local history and... More

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not many things are free these days, the museum is interesting, educational and will take about an hour to walk around. It is well worth a visit before or after visiting Clifton Park which is fantastic for kids.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we haven't been to Clifton park museum for a while but when we went it was great,theres lots of things to look at,its great for kids if you like museums,just 2minutes away is Clifton park where theres sand,rides climbing things for all ages of kids,

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

When I walked in my son was asked if he was an attraction, no he just has down syndrome. Poor banter from the staff tbf.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum is great. Some disturbing stuffed animals though, including a 2 headed kitten and a huge bear which used to be sent into schools. I remember him towering above me in infant school being scared to eat my dinner

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Again went with 15,10,11 yr old the kids enjoyed it loads of things for them to look through and puzzles they also enjoyed the bomb shelter

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's one the places she likes to visit to see Nelson the stuffed lion, plus she loves the kitchen been loads times a great place and it's free

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There is no charge for the museum and its very well set out inside providing an insight into Rotherhams history and the Walker family who owned the house. Gift shop and cafe and usually activities happening for children. some of the exhibitions are interactive making it more interesting for children. the staff are always very accomodating and helpful.

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Rotherham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The museum is undergoing a facelift and from what I have already seen, it is absolutely superb! One of the best features is the small cafe, where you can get a quick bite to eat and the staff are very friendly. A must see if you are visiting the area.

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