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Clifton Park Museum

Built in 1783, Clifton House was once home to the Walker family until it became a museum in 1893. Explore the galleries to discover Rotherham’s local history through themed exhibitions, from pre-history to within living memory. Clifton Park was originally laid out as the private grounds of Clifton House in 1783 and opened as a public park in 1891.

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Boston Castle


Boston Castle

Boston Castle was built as a hunting lodge by the Earl of Effingham in 1775. It acquired the name Boston Castle to commemorate the Boston Tea Party and stands on one of the highest points in Rotherham. Boston Park was Rotherham’s first public park and was opened on the 4th July 1876 to mark the centenary of American Independence. It covers just over eight hectares.



Catcliffe Glass Cone

Catcliffe Glass Cone is highly significant in relation to the development of the glass industry in South Yorkshire. It dates from 1740 and remained in use until 1884, with a period of use c.1900-1. It is the earliest surviving example of its type in Western Europe; one of only six glass cones in the UK.

Catcliffe glass cone


Keppel’s Column

Keppel’s Column was built between 1773 and 1780 and is situated on a prominent hill in Scholes, overlooking Wentworth Woodhouse. Charles Wentworth 2nd Marquis of Rockingham commissioned the architect John Carr to build the monument to further enhance the landscape of the Wentworth estate, and celebrate the acquittal of Admiral Keppel


Waterloo Kiln

Waterloo Kiln is believed to be the only surviving nineteenth century pottery kiln in Yorkshire. It is one of the few places in the country representing the development from coarse earthenwares for the local market, to fine porcelain and pottery for export. The pottery operated from 1745 to 1842; most significantly it operated as the internationally famous Rockingham Works from 1826.

Waterloo kiln

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Clifton Park Museum

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Clifton Park and Museum
Clifton Lane
S65 2AA