Museums and galleries news

  • Boston Castle – could you volunteer?

    Rotherham's Boston Castle Published on Tuesday, 29th May 2018

    National Volunteers’ Week starts this Friday, and Rotherham’s Boston Castle is calling for local people with a few hours to spare to come and volunteer at the historic building and park.

  • New fun and friendly club for toddlers

    Published on Friday, 9th February 2018

    This March Clifton Park Museum is really excited to be launching something very special - Nelson’s Cub Club.

  • ‘War is …’ exhibition features prestigious artwork

    Published on Friday, 10th November 2017

    On Saturday (11 November) a new exhibition will be opening at Clifton Park Museum to coincide with Remembrance Day.

  • Autumn toddler crafts at Clifton Park Museum

    Published on Wednesday, 18th October 2017

    Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “autumn toddler crafts” workshops at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 24 October.

  • Rocking with history at Clifton Park Museum

    Published on Monday, 31st July 2017

    This summer two historical displays will rock Clifton Park Museum.

  • New service aims to preserve treasured items

    Published on Friday, 28th July 2017

    Members of the public – as well as organisations and businesses – can now get expert assistance in conserving their treasured items.

  • Messy fun at the Museum

    Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017

    Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “messy play” session at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 25 July.

  • Lots of family fun during summer holidays

    Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017

    There are lots of “roar-some” family fun activities for children during the summer holidays at Clifton Park Museum and Boston Castle.

  • Victorian Science at Clifton Park Museum

    Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017

    Learn about Darwin’s discoveries, medical advances and the strangely named substances our chemists sold in days gone by, at a new Victorian Science Exhibition being hosted at Clifton Park Museum.

  • New heritage trail links Heart to Man of Steel

    Published on Tuesday, 8th November 2016

    Visitors to the new “Making the Man of Steel” exhibition at Clifton Park Museum can now take in some of Rotherham’s heritage thanks to a new trail.

  • Pokémon Go fever grips Rotherham

    Published on Friday, 29th July 2016

    Since Pokémon Go launched this summer, various creatures have been appearing in Clifton Park and Museum - and visitors have been trying to catch 'em all!

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Boston Castle and Park

    Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016

    If you've ever wanted to find out more about Rotherham’s historic Boston Castle and Park, now is your chance!

  • Rotherham remembers the Somme

    Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016

    Rotherham Council’s Heritage Services will hold a series of events and exhibitions throughout June and July to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme.

  • Forgotten potteries of South Yorkshire

    Published on Friday, 6th May 2016

    Find out more about the fascinating history of Rotherham’s “forgotten” potteries, with two new exhibitions.

  • Edwardian postcards feature historical gem Boston Castle

    Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016

    Visitors can discover more about the Edwardian era in a heritage talk to be held at Rotherham’s unique historical gem Boston Castle, on Thursday 28 April at 7pm.

  • Simpson collection arrives at York and Lancaster Museum

    Published on Tuesday, 13th October 2015

    Medals and memorabilia belonging to a significant First World War soldier will go on display at the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum next year.

  • New exhibition commemorates Gallipoli

    Published on Friday, 18th September 2015

    A new exhibition at Clifton Park Museum is marking 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign of World War I.

  • Rotherham’s glass history comes into focus

    Published on Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

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

  • Rockingham Pottery Patterns in the spotlight

    Published on Thursday, 20th November 2014

    Find out about some of the varied patterns, shapes and designs used in the famous Rockingham Pottery, at Riverside Gallery's latest exhibition.

  • Regimental Museum re-opens to the public

    Published on Thursday, 29th May 2014

    Rotherham’s beloved York and Lancaster Regimental Museum has re-opened to the public in an exciting new home.

  • Friends group helps archives look into the past

    Published on Thursday, 17th April 2014

    Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Service have acquired a new record that reveals fascinating details of early 19th century education and charity in the Wath area.

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    Published on Tuesday, 4th March 2014

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  • New artefact brings history to life at Museum

    Published on Tuesday, 4th March 2014

    A historic object is set to bring Rotherham’s history into sharp focus this month as an important piece of our town’s past goes on display at Clifton Park Museum.