Archives and Local Studies re-opens in Rotherham.
Published Wednesday 26th September 12
Rotherham's hugely popular Archives and Local Studies Unit will re-open next month after a three-month closure.
On Monday, October 1, the service will re-open on the ground floor of Clifton Park Museum after the re-location of services and the closure of various Rotherham Borough Council buildings earlier this year.
Clifton Park Museum is located on Clifton Lane, Rotherham, S65 2AA, and a pay and display car park is available on site. As a number of items are now stored off-site staff will be more than happy to deal with enquiries and advise customers on the location of specific items and if pre-ordering is required. The telephone number will be 01709 336632.
From October 1 the service will resume its full enquiry service and will once again be in a position to consider donations to the collection. If anyone has an enquiry or would like to offer a donation please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the service can be obtained by visiting the Rotherham Borough Council website on www.rotherham.gov.uk/archives and for those wishing to make a visit the opening hours will be:
Monday - 1 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm
Friday and Sunday - Closed
The much-loved York and Lancaster Regimental Museum will also be moving into Clifton Park Museum in the new year - making the building a 'one-stop shop' for all of Rotherham's history.
Anyone wanting further information about the regimental museum should contact the service via email.
Coun. Amy Rushforth, Rotherham Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism, said the re-opening marked a new era for the Archives and Local Studies Service.
She added: "We know how popular the Archives and Local Studies Service is and how much it has been missed. So we would like to thank everyone for their patience during the closure period. But now the public can look forward to a more comprehensive service at the 'one-stop shop' that is Clifton Park Museum.
"Apart from the wonderful archives service, those visitors can now enjoy the Museum, which has been already been visited by thousands of people since it was re-opened in 2005. Coupled with the surrounding Clifton Park, the Museum promises to be a brilliant day-out for anyone interested in Rotherham and its history."