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Clifton Park and Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham S65 2AA, England
+44 1709 336633
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Clifton Park & the Museum is the Jewel in Rotherham's crown. It's a great FREE day out. The park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark W
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
museum trip

Helpful staff willing to show you around. Car parking ticket machines a bit confusing. Lovely cafe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DennieB224
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Greater London, 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this park with my daughter and my friend and her little boy, we had a fab day. The sun was shining, the park grounds were all lovely and tidy. The rides were in operation from 11am and there is a fab selection of rides...More

Thank Marie2316
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The museum is an excellent attraction, going back to pre-historic times. Displays of Rockingham pottery,town's iron and steel industrial history and Yorks & Lancs Regimental museum. Frequently visit the town archives for local history Love it.More

Thank micim2017
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Lovely to hear you enjoy visiting the Museum and making the most of what is on display. The Archives are a valuable resource and it is good to hear you are are regular user of the service. We look forward to seeing you again in...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We called in full of enthusiasm and we're utterly disappointed that there were hardly any exhibits. It used to be bursting with art if acts from near and far but the council must have flogged them all to pay for their perks. If you like...More

Thank jagofwath
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. The Museum displays regularly change to allow us to tell the stories of the Borough of Rotherham through the different artefacts we hold. The changes to displays are influenced by customer feedback and if you would like...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

CLIFTON PARK CAFE Whatever you do in your life, DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT EAT THERE!!! me and amy both ordered jacket potato with cheese and beans. Beans which were stone cold and for £3.85 I expect them to be at least warmed up...More

Thank andrew s
Wendy F, Front Office Manager at Clifton Park and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

We apologise that you feel you had a bad experience in the café. If the food isn't up to standard we do ask that you let us know at the time to be able to rectify the problem straight away, we don’t want anyone to...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Managed me and my 2 young kids to visit the park but not the museum itseld due to tightness of our time.but when i daw the park itself , i would say its worth to drive from doncaster to clifford park because you hve the...More

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Kim Y
How much is it to enter clifton park and do u have to pay parking
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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