Victorian science exhibition at Clifton

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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.

See what the Victorians discovered in the fields of biology, chemistry and physics as this new exhibition opens at Clifton Park Museum. Marvel at ingenious devices and ideas, or squirm at some of the more unpleasant objects and aspects of Victorian life.

Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, Coun Taiba Yasseen, said: “A visit to Clifton Park Museum is always both fun and educational, and this latest exhibition is no exception.

“As part of your visit why not take a look at the new Victorian invention and innovation gallery?

“This shows innovations in our coal, steel, glass and brass industries, and things the Victorians invented that are still used today.”

A spokesman for the museum said: “Come along to Clifton Park Museum to enjoy the new Victorian Curiosities themed exhibition. This museum was once a house owned by Steel manufacturers the Walker family. It became a museum in 1890’s and has exhibits from Stone Age to the present day and the much loved Nelson the Lion and Marco the Bear. It is also home to the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum.

“The museum is situated within a large park which is perfect for a picnic. It also offers lots of photo opportunities including the rock garden, band stand and walled garden. There is a large children’s play area, fairground and mini golf for the little ones.”

Clifton Park Museu will also begin Sunday opening for the summer season from this weekend, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Visit cliftonpark.org.uk for more details.