Clifton Park Museum viewed from the front entrance.

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.

Black and blue butterfly in natural sciences collection.


Step back in time and explore the story of Rotherham as told through this fascinating collection, all within the beautiful setting of Clifton House.

Varoius objects which from the Early Rotherham exhibition.


Encounter the weird and wonderful as you discover the remarkable collections and exhibits.

Decorative military uniform and hat from the York and Lancaster Regiment display.

York and Lancaster Regimental Gallery

Learn about the Regiment’s 250-year history through colourful displays and interactive learning.

Historical view of Clifton House from the front of the building.

History of the Museum

Clifton House, built in 1783, and its grounds were formerly the property of the Walker family who ran the Rotherham Ironworks.

Painting of Joshua Walker standing in woodland with Clifton House in the background.

The Walker Family

The Walker family was a pioneer of Rotherham industry. They were part of the new breed of business people who prospered as a result of the Industrial Revolution.

Archived documents on storage shelves.

Archives and Local Studies

See what fascinating facts you can discover among our original archive documents and collections.