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Come and celebrate Museum’s special birthday!

Published on Wednesday, 13th June 2018 in Clifton park and museum news

Come along to Clifton Park Museum and enter a world of Victorian curiosity, delight and intrigue to celebrate the Museum’s 125th birthday!

Clifton House, originally built in 1783 for the Walker Family 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, Rotherham’s much-loved Museum is holding a Birthday Extravaganza, with a special evening event taking place between 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm. 
Activities and entertainment for all ages will be on offer during the free-to-enter celebrations on Friday 6 July.
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.”
Hands-on experiences will be available throughout the evening for both children and adults including arts and crafts, dressing up, Victorian science experiments and an exciting immersive literacy workshop for children with Grimm and Co.
Entertainment includes live music, a Victorian photo booth, performances from Professor Okko and the Palace of Curiosities, Victorian Tricks and Tonics and much more!
The event will also see the launch of a brand new exhibition “Clifton Park Museum – Celebrating 125 years” which tells the Museum’s fascinating story from 1893 through objects and will reveal some of the favourite things in the collection.
There will also be displays and activities outside the Museum including steam engines and period vehicles. 
The event is free; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in any time between 4.00pm and 8.00pm – no need to book. For more information and updates visit the Museum's Facebook page or see the website.

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