The Clifton Park Museum is an exciting modern museum that takes you through Rotherham’s rich history!

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Plenty to do for the whole family!
The Museum highlights the history of the borough in a way that appeals to all ages and helps to bring both our lives, and those of our ancestors, into sharp focus.
Opening times
April - September:
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
October - March:
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
The Museum is also open on a Monday during Rotherham school holidays. The Museum and The Walker Café will be closed on Monday 2nd May (May Day)

General admission is free, although there are charges for special events.


  • Play Area

    Clifton Park in Rotherham has the biggest free play park in Yorkshire – and it’s never, ever closed!

  • Museum

    Clifton Park Museum is an exciting modern museum with great events and interactive exhibitions that really bring history to life!

  • Water Splash

    With fountains, a paddling pool, whirlpool and over 70 water jets that activate at random, the Water Splash is simply amazing fun.

  • Clifton Express

    The Clifton Express Land Train at Clifton Park, Rotherham is one of the highlights of any visit.

  • Gardens

    The Gardens at Clifton Park, Rotherham are beautiful examples of different styles of garden as well as a community area for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.

  • Cafe

    The park has lots of options when you need a bite, from the Granary Café in Clifton Park Museum, to the Ice Cream Kiosk next to the Water Splash park.

  • Sports

    Clifton Park has lots of space for sporting activities, including the skate park, bowling greens, football pitches and tennis courts.

  • Find Us

    Clifton Park is easy to reach from the centre of Rotherham whether you're driving, walking or using public transport.