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Retail therapy at Meadowhall

On the outskirts of Rotherham and close to the vibrant city of Sheffield, Moorgate is a great spot for shoppers, with the Meadowhall shopping centre just down the road. There's a constantly updating mix of high street favourites and specialist retailers, restaurants and a cinema for a full day out. Among many treats, central Sheffield offers the Millennium Gallery, putting art, craft and design in the heart of this industrious city. See the latest exhibition or wander through the Ruskin Collection, specially created for Sheffield's workers to inspire them. You can see early renaissance art, gothic architecture, engravings and illustrations of nature.

The Victorian era at Clifton House

Set in the beautiful Clifton House explore the fascinating history of Rotherham. There's a focus on the Victorians, including what they invented and the advances they made in science, but for a bit of fun you can dress up as a mad scientist if you prefer... The Victorian kitchen shows how food was prepared when the museum was originally a grand house. Locally made, yet world renowned pottery is on show in the ceramics gallery.

Exotic animals at the Tropical Butterfly House

Come face to face with meerkats, lemurs and some creepy crawlies. You might be able to spot a skateboarding parrot, pet a friendly goat or watch a free-flying bird display if you time it right at the The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre in Sheffield. Looking for accommodation Near Moorgate? Travelodge Sheffield Meadowhall hotel is the most handy, althought you're also not far from the Travelodge Sheffield Central or Travelodge Sheffield Richmond hotels.