South Yorkshire Museum Forum at Clifton Park

It was great to meet so many of you at our forums in February and March, and to engage in such lively discussions and inspiring museum visits. We have all felt the benefit of meeting in person, getting out to different places – and connecting with colleagues over a hot drink and delicious bite of lunch!


We are delighted to visit Clifton Park Museum for our next South Yorkshire Museum Forum, for a day focused on ‘Engaging with Children and Young People’.


We will hear from speakers representing the SY regions museums throughout the day, who will share their work relating to the theme. There will be time after each presentation for questions and discussions.


Speakers include:

  • South Yorkshire Transport Museum – A Rotherham ‘Hidden Gem’ works with young people
  • Doncaster Museums – HerStory: A Walk Through Time
  • National Videogame Museum – Videogames, Physics and the Large Hadron Collider
  • Sheffield Museums – Young Makers
  • Clifton Park Museum – Early Years Programme

The day will include a tour of Clifton Park’s exhibition ‘Dishes of Rotherham’


Updates & Discussions – an opportunity to discuss your relevant updates, ideas, responses and challenges.


Our aim for museum forums in 2023 is to create “a professional day out” – a chance to catch up with your museum colleagues in the region, visit an interesting venue, get the most out of being at a site, hear some interesting case studies – and really to enjoy being out in a different museum with different colleagues!


Forums usually start with tea and coffee from 10am and introductions from 10:30am. A delicious, complimentary lunch is provided followed by afternoon refreshments. Meetings usually finish around 3:30-4pm.


Every forum will involve a chance to view and discuss at least one aspect of the host site, hear short case studies from different speakers, and share brief updates with colleagues.


Whilst we hope there’s something in the plan for the day that appeals to you, we often find that it’s the unexpected and spontaneous conversations that spark most ideas and opportunities! So, join us for a refreshing, professional day out and see what fresh thinking you can gain.


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Bookings will close one week before the event.



Clifton Park Museum
Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Lane, Clifton, Rotherham, UK