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“Interesting for history of Rotherham”

Clifton Park and Museum
Ranked #1 of 5 Museums in Rotherham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Clifton Park was originally the private ground of Clifton House, and opened as a public park in 1891 with house opening as a museum in 1893. The park is now the home to one of the region's biggest and best play areas, with the Water Splash, toddler zone, sand play, and plenty for more adventurous kids including a giant tower slide and BMX/Skate plaza. The Museum offers a flavour of how the Walkers used to live as well as allowing you to discover the fascinating history of the Rotherham Borough. The park and museum are both free to visit. You can also participate in a wide range of activities throughout the year, some of which are chargeable. Whilst visiting make time to visit the Granary Cafe for a light lunch or a slice of cake and a refreshing drink. There is also a gift shop to buy your souvenirs.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Adelaide, Australia
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149 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Interesting for history of Rotherham”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Not a big museum but it is interesting for local history and has some fun kids activities. Worth a visit if you are strolling through adjacent Clifton Park.

Visited May 2013
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Clifton Park Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

The best place to visit in Rotherham.Its free and it is full of Rotherhams history.
It is closed on Fridays.

Visited March 2013
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“a rainy day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

this musemum and park are amazining. the musemum is Rotherham through the ages. and they even have a stuffed Lion called Nelson.
they do close on a Friday but apart from that are open most other days. to get in its free but you do need to pay for parking. its about 40p an hour

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Richsnaith69
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Of limited interest”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

i have visited this museum several times and twice since it had a multi million pound make over after which I couldn't see any difference from how it was previously. I always seem to be disappointed by this museum although some of the locally made pottery is quite special. After the refurbishment was completed, this museum was in the running for a major national award but I fail to understand why. As it's an important part of Rotherham's history, the building and museum should be visited but don't expect too much.

Visited April 2013
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

variety of different things to look at and very interesting to walk round, but i don't think you are allowed to take photos in the museum.

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