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Clifton Park and Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England
+44 1709 336633
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Great day out

great museum with good access and plenty to do for both adults and children. Park has lots to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David C
Good things in small packages

I titled this the above, because it is as it says. This little gem has some interesting exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lindashaw965
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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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.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England
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+44 1709 336633
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great museum with good access and plenty to do for both adults and children. Park has lots to do with fairground rides and paddling pools with fountains.

Thank David C
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good to hear you enjoyed your visit, we hope you will visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I titled this the above, because it is as it says. This little gem has some interesting exhibits in it and is just the place to take youngsters to show them what museums are about. It has plenty to see, some Egyptian and I like...More

Thank lindashaw965
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive comments, it is always good to hear that visitors enjoy the museum and park. There are a few more changes coming up in the near future which you will hopefully enjoy when you visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and forgot change for parking! luckily they have a card payment option, reasonable parking charges too. All areas of the the park we're clean and tidy, the kids especially loved the water fountain area which is a great addition. We had planned to...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to visit, lots of local history to be learned, i would highly recommend this as a place for all the family to visit especially on a rainy day when there nothing else to do.

Thank scottjohnson24
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad to see you enjoyed the museum, there are a few changes currently taking place which you will hopefully enjoy on your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids love going to the park. The museum has loads to do, and has loads of the stuff I remember from my childhood. The park is a hit from toddlers up. Little ones have sand pit and the usual swings etc. Then there is...More

Thank Neil C
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, as you say there is plenty to do for all ages both inside and out. We hope you will visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Clifton Park & the Museum is the Jewel in Rotherham's crown. It's a great FREE day out. The park has long and short walks, a playground for toddlers and kids, a skatepark, water splash area and fairground (charges apply for rides only).The Museum is not...More

Thank Mark W
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Lovely comments about the Museum and Park, there is so much to see and do whatever the weather, we look forward to you visiting again in the near future.

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Helpful staff willing to show you around. Car parking ticket machines a bit confusing. Lovely cafe with outdoor seating overlooking the park.

Thank DennieB224
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum and cafe, we hope to you visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

A lovely friendly place for families or adults, nice little cafe are now too. there's a place for children to play in and use crayons and paper. a nice clean museum with lots of things to capture the imagination. the gardens are reall nice too.More

Thank nanancaz1
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Good to hear you had a lovely visit, the museum is just in the process of putting in a couple of new exhibitions which will open in July and September, we hope you will enjoy these when you come back. The park is also a...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Clifton Park is great, plenty of space, play area plenty to do, rides for kids, paddling pool is great for youngsters, not fair when bigger kids spoil it for them. The toilet block could be cleaner. The museum isn't the best but it is fine...More

Thank Holben10
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Lots to do for free and even things to do which you pay for 3 different play parks one aimed at older kids one for you haters and another with sand Lots of grass to sit and have a picnic on and just sit and...More

Thank Becca M
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments, as you say there is plenty to do for all ages with the play areas covering youngsters to the older kids and the beautiful gardens for the adults. The museum has lots to offer with a varied range of...More

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Kim Y
15 April 2015|
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Response from Wendy F | Property representative |
The museum is free to enter. There are two car parks, one next to the museum and the other next to the play area. The charges are Up to 1 hour - £0.50, Up to 2 hours - £1.00, Up to 3 hours - £1.50, Up to 4 hours - £3.00, Up... More
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