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Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Ln, Rotherham S65 2AA, UK


About Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Park Museum is located close to the centre of Rotherham in South Yorkshire. The building dates from 1783 and was originally the home of the Walker Family, a local firm of iron founders. It tells the story of Rotherham from earliest times to the present day. Exhibits include Roman artefacts from the local Templeborough Fort; the renowned Rockingham ceramics collection from nearby Swinton, including the 1.2 metre tall Rhinoceros Vase which, when it was fired in 1826.

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South Yorkshire Transport Museum1.91km from Clifton Park Museum

The South Yorkshire Transport Museum is a transport museum of South Yorkshire and surrounding areas in the United Kingdom. It was formerly known as the Sheffield Bus Museum. The Museum, a registered charity, is currently home to around 50 vehicles, including buses, a tram, locomotive and 2 tractors.

Magna Science Adventure Centre2.76km from Clifton Park Museum

Magna Science Adventure Centre is an educational visitor attraction, appealing primarily to children, located in a disused steel mill in the Templeborough district of Rotherham, England. The principal exhibits are divided into four pavilions: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. There is also an outdoor play area Sci-Tek and water play area called Aqua-Tek.

Valley Centertainment5.38km from Clifton Park Museum

Valley Centertainment is one of the premier leisure parks in the Yorkshire region and comprises approximately 190,000 sq ft of leisure accommodation. It was built on land previously occupied by steel mills which also includes what is now Meadowhall shopping centre and the Fly DSA Arena. It is home to several restaurants, bars, a cinema, and a bowling alley as well as other attractions.

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal5.96km from Clifton Park Museum

The Sheffield & Tinsley Canal is a canal in the City of Sheffield, England. It runs 3.9 miles (6.3 km) from Tinsley, where it leaves the River Don, to the Sheffield Canal Basin  in the city centre, passing through 11 locks. The maximum craft length that can navigate this lock system is 61 feet 6 inches with a beam of 15 feet 6 inches.

Wentworth Woodhouse6.27km from Clifton Park Museum

Wentworth Woodhouse, is one of the largest houses in Europe, that was once the home of the Fitzwilliam family.   The Preservation Trust offers guided tours of the house and gardens. Whilst not all rooms are open, the tours help to tell the story of this great estate.  It covers an area of more than 2.5 acres, and is surrounded by a 180-acre park, and an estate of 15,000 acres.

Hoober Stand6.43km from Clifton Park Museum

This folly built to commemorate an aristocratic victory over Catholic rebellion plays tricks on the eye.  It was situated in Wentworth in Northern England, this unusual structure is in the shape of a tall three-sided pyramid, truncated at the top to house a hexagonal glass-sided cupola that appears to move about, due to an optical illusion.

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South Yorkshire is a ceremonial and metropolitan county in England. It is the southernmost county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and had a population of 1.34 million in 2011. One of the iconic counties with so many tourism possibilities. .