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Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Industrial heritage brought to life

Kelham really is on an island in the middle of the River Don and shows all aspects of Sheffield... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan P
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Very interesting place!

Seen massive metal structures, it was quite impressive! Also the brewery/pub next to it is great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lucybr0wn92
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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“steam engine” (126 reviews)
“steel industry” (38 reviews)
“steel making” (29 reviews)
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
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+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kelham really is on an island in the middle of the River Don and shows all aspects of Sheffield glorious industrial heritage and history with particular reference to metals and cutlery. Prize exhibit is the huge River Don Engine which is still in working order...More

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen massive metal structures, it was quite impressive! Also the brewery/pub next to it is great! Loved some of the ales there.

Thank lucybr0wn92
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent visit - Most enjoyable .... So much happening, so much to see! I really do feel that all youngsters should be encouraged to visit, to see work-life in what is quite recent history! It would be a real 'eyeopener' for them .... Work-Life has...More

Thank N3117LOBrianP
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is well done and informative. The highlight is certainly the River Don Engine, the largest remaining steam engine in Britain. It is also still functional and is switched on 2-3 times a day. However, this information was unknown to us. We later discovered...More

Thank rpbuerki
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with some patients from my work place. Very interesting and shows you the history of old steel works and machinery. Also if you go as a carer it's free of charge.

1  Thank Tracey T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the museum 2 days ago, on a wet and windy day; and spent over 3 hours browsing through the steel relics of yesteryear. The famous River Dom steam engine working is still very impressive,but there are many exhibits portraying the many trades, such...More

1  Thank blackpoolsteve2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful event in an atmospheric, industrial setting adorned with lightbulbs! I would recommend this place to anybody considering a wedding, special function or a visit.

Thank Beckylouisepayne
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We revisited this museum and really enjoyed our second visit. Great to experience our industrial history. We always find out something new. Informative and fun.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We attended a wedding here. Great venue, really interesting museum. Helpful staff. Brilliant wedding venue

1  Thank BenFamily1998
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Fascinating history of the steel industry and its products. Well presented and plenty of interactive exhibits. Enjoyed watching the steam engine being started up and running.

Thank Helen S
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Surasahib
2 April 2018|
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Arthur M
11 March 2017|
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Response from Sheffield Indus... S | Property representative |
Hello apologies for the delay in responding. We would recommend for you at least a couple of hours to include the River Don Engine running at 12 & 2pm Monday - Thursday and 12, 2 and 4pm on Sundays. Or spend the day with us... More
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Ian S
15 November 2016|
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Response from Folkiedave | Reviewed this property |
Catch a tram to Shalesmoor. About ten minutes walk from there.
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