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Childhood nostalgia at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 in Clifton park and museum news

Were you a 50s babe? Or brought up in the 70s? Visit Clifton Park Museum’s new exhibition and relive your fondest childhood memories.

Museum staff have hand-picked items from the 1940s up to the 1980s that represent the life of a child growing up in Rotherham.

Cllr Taiba Yasseen, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services said that there had been a great response to a public appeal for stories and objects over the summer.

“Thanks to the appeal, the cases are filled with items which have stories to tell, all of their own,” said Cllr Yasseen. “The exhibition is full of music, games, fashion, toys and more in what may well be the most colourful exhibition to date.

“Come along and find out about some of the hilarious and fascinating childhood stories of some of Rotherham’s residents from across the borough.”

Visitors can find out about Angela from Bramley’s Space Hopper ordeal and Chaz from Swinton and his screaming fans.

Continue reminiscing and get the whole family involved in trying on some of the most outrageous fashions of the time in our dress up corner. Maybe you want to be a 60s hippie? Or try your best Madonna impression? If you’re taking pictures, don’t forget to share them with us on social media.

There’s something for everyone in this brand new exhibition at Clifton Park Museum. You can even buy vintage-related items in the museum shop.

The free exhibition runs from 29 September 2017 until 29 June 2018.

Clifton Park Museum will also be offering themed reminiscence activities for groups. Half day sessions are themed to your choice from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, including baking on the kitchen range with a cup of tea and toasted crumpets.

To book an activity for your group contact:

Call Lorna Pedley on 01709 336633

Email Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Park Museum is located at Clifton Lane, Rotherham, S65 2AA. Parking is available on site, and bus service X1 stops outside the Museum.

Opening times are:

  • Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday 1.30pm to 4.30pm (April to September only)

Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

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