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Rotherham’s glass history comes into focus

Published on Wednesday, 22nd July 2015 in Museums and galleries news

Visitors can discover the history of glass making in Rotherham and the Dearne Valley thanks to a new exhibition.

The exhibition, hosted at Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum, features displays showing how glass is made, the local companies that produced it over the centuries and how glass has changed over time.

The exhibition, which is on now until spring 2016, has been organised with the help of the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership and Beatson Clark glass company.

Entry to Clifton Park Museum, as well as to view the new exhibition, is free.

To complement the exhibition, there will be a Glass Decorating Family Fun Day on Tuesday 18 August at the Museum.

The activity will be themed around Bugs and Insects. Participants will be able to decorate their own glass jar using Museum collections for inspiration.

The glass jars for this activity have been kindly provided by Beatson Clark.

Workshops are available from 11am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm, for ages 3 to 12 year olds and cost £3 per child.

Places are limited and booking is essential.

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