Huge free party to celebrate 125 years of Clifton Park Museum

By Adele Forrest | 18/06/2018

Huge free party to celebrate 125 years of Clifton Park Museum

A FREE party is being held to celebrate Clifton Park Museum’s 125th birthday which will include a Victorian photo booth and science experiments from the era.

There will also be arts and crafts, fancy dress, exciting workshops with Grimm and Co and performances from Professor Okko and the Palace of Curiosities, Victorian Tricks and Tonics and more.

Clifton House was originally built in 1783 for the Walker Family and became Rotherham’s municipal museum in 1893 when it was officially opened on July 6 by the then Mayor of Rotherham.

Now, 125 years later, the town’s much-loved museum is holding a free birthday extravaganza on Friday, July 6, between 4-8pm. 

Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for cleaner, greener communities, Cllr Sarah Allen, said: “Clifton Park Museum has been delighting the people of Rotherham since Queen Victoria was on the throne, and generation after generation has enjoyed many a trip around this beautiful building.

“I’d like to invite everybody to come along and help us celebrate this special birthday — there will be lots to interest people young and old. 

“It promises to be an evening to remember, so don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with the museum and join in the fun.”

Children and adults will be able to enjoy hands-on experiences as well as arts and crafts and live music. 

There will also be displays and activities outside the museum including steam engines and period vehicles. 

The event will also see the launch of a brand new exhibition, Clifton Park Museum — Celebrating 125 Years, which tells the museum’s story from 1893 through objects.

For more information visit the Facebook page or www.cliftonpark.org.uk.