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Impressive this is free

Set in an absolutely stunning park, it was great to be able to visit this museum on our first visit... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
AlexSwallow
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Fabulous – and still free!

Such a lovely feelgood place. Great for children big and small. Set a lovely Clifton Park with a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Littleword
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Set in an absolutely stunning park, it was great to be able to visit this museum on our first visit to Rotherham. The exhibits helped teach us about the local history and the building itself was pretty grand too. We have such a great tradition...More

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Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum and hopefully Rotherham too. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful building in a lovely park and it is a real pleasure to be able to help people understand about their heritage....More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Such a lovely feelgood place. Great for children big and small. Set a lovely Clifton Park with a great coffee shop at reasonable pricesMore

Thank Littleword
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

We agree the Museum and Park are both wonderful assets for Rotherham and it is great to see people of all ages getting so much pleasure from them. The cafe is a lovely place to sit and relax, we hope you will visit again soon....More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This place has lots of interesting items, history, information of the local area. Highly recommend visit. Parking available

Thank helen w
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your kind comments.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Wonderful museum with lots of rooms containing special artefacts interestingly displayed. Roman ruins having been located when the local Steel Works were built - pillars relocated at the front of Clifton Park Museum in the lawns.

Thank mumdadjustine
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the museum. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

As a Rotherham lad, what an absolute credit to this town both the park and the museum are. My mate has worked as a gardener in Clifton Park for over 20yrs, and I'm always commenting to him how nice it looks, especially around the War...More

Thank SeanBarton2504
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, it is lovely to hear how proud you are of the Park and Museum. I will pass on your comments to the staff, thank you once again.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Loved walking around the park and seeing each little section. My favourite was seeing the small theme park they have on site! Everything was excellently sign posted so to say it is a large park there was no way of getting lost. There was lots...More

Thank Lucyj96
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. The taxidermy is not to everyone’s taste but is extremely popular with a large proportion of our visitors. With Marco the bear we have tried to explain the background to taxidermy...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

I spent a very worthwhile few hours wandering around this fine museum with Andrew. Entrance is free and the many and varied exhibits extremely engaging. Rotherham has a long and interesting history well recorded in this museum and well worth the visit.

Thank dik-mad-dog
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your nice comments, it is always good to hear when people have had am enjoyable visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum. Nice to remenis from childhood memories. Cafe a disgrace. I even went to pick the brush up until I saw it was next to two employees sat having a break. I've no problem with that but we had to sit outdide because we...More

Thank RestaurantCritic831
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your comments, we have discussed the issues with the catering staff and can only apologise that things were not to the expected standard. We are pleased to hear you had a good visit to the Museum and hope that you will return...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The museum was fabulous place to visit. Lots of things of interest and dressing up as soldiers that kept the kids happy. Also took me down memory lane of my childhood visits too

Thank Janine B
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit, it is always good to hear what visitors have liked to do whilst visiting. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Open times for cafe and museum are silly, especially at the weekend. No cash machine, you can use card but there are ice cream stands etc that you might want cash for. Parking free on the side roads, no need to pay!More

Thank princessleah1986
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you for your comments, if you would like to email us with specific comments about the opening times we will respond to you directly. Unfortunately we do not have cash machines on site but as you say card payments are accepted, for future visits...More

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Jaynepete
1 September 2018|
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No, parking is free. You must ensure that you are parked in a marked bay with your badge visible. We hope you enjoy your visit.
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Fomzine
30 October 2017|
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Hello, it depends when you are visiting as to how busy the car park will be. If it is a sunny day during the school holidays /summer weekend or event day then the car parks do generally get busy quite early. If it is... More
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