Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Park Museum
Clifton Lane
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S65 2AA
England

Website

www.rotherham.gov.uk/cliftonparkmuseum

E-mail

cliftonparkmuseum@rotherham.gov.uk

Telephone

01709 336633

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The Museum is located within Clifton House, a Grade II* listed building designed by John Carr. The house was built in 1783 as the home of Joshua Walker, son of the founder of Rotherham Ironworks, and it retains many period features. The house stands within Clifton Park, which is Rotherham's premier public park and was originally its estate.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Archive

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday, and Saturday - 10am to 5pm
Sunday - 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Closed: Fridays
Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

Free Admission

Getting there

The museum is located on Clifton Lane (A6201), approximately half a mile from Rotherham Town Centre. If traveling by car you can reach the museum from junctions 33. 34 or 35 of the M1, or junction 1 of the M18.
The nearest train station, taxi ranks and bus station are in Rotherham town centre. There is a bus stop immediately outside the museum.

Additional info

If you wish to arrange a group visit, then please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

The House has been a museum since 1893, and is the base of Rotherham Borough's Museums, Galleries and Heritage Service. Its collections aim to reflect the natural, social and industrial development of the town of Rotherham itself as well as the geographical area covered by the Rotherham Borough. Artefacts include a large collection of earthenware and porcelain made by the Swinton (later Rockingham) Pottery Works between 1745 and 1842.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Inland Waterways, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Photography, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Sport, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Key exhibits include 'Nelson', a Cape Lion specimen whom many people in the area regard as an icon for the Museum, and the 'Rhinoceros Vase', a massive showpiece made by the Rockingham Pottery Works in 1826. At over a metre tall, it was claimed at the time to have been the largest piece of porcelain ever to have been fired in one piece in England, and it demonstrates the variety of decorative and technical skills which the Works were capable of.

Getting there

The museum is located on Clifton Lane (A6201), approximately half a mile from Rotherham Town Centre. If traveling by car you can reach the museum from junctions 33. 34 or 35 of the M1, or junction 1 of the M18.
The nearest train station, taxi ranks and bus station are in Rotherham town centre. There is a bus stop immediately outside the museum.

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