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Kelham Island Museum

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Address: Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
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+44 114 272 2106
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10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:45
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00

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Best Day of our Life

The title of this might be slightly bias as we had our wedding reception at Kelham Island. However as part of the wedding reception we had the museum for our guests to peruse... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
John T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title of this might be slightly bias as we had our wedding reception at Kelham Island. However as part of the wedding reception we had the museum for our guests to peruse which kept everybody very much entertained. I imagine on a normal day canapes and champagne aren't served yet we have had many comments back that guests loved... More 

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Thank John T
England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting a Victorian Christmas market with traditional food and drink. Since when is Kurdish food traditionally Victorian Britain? Overpriced jewellery, and repetitive stalls. The entrance fee is the standard museum price but half of the exhibits were covered up. Never again.

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Thank Annette10001
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great day out with the kids! learnt a lot in the museum and the facilities are wonderful. Staff are very helpful too. Loved it

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Thank cathbattersby11
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a big fan of museums but i was pleasantly impressed with Kelham island. If you like industrial heritage then this is for you. Lot to look at and well presented, the cafe is also good too.

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Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with two grandparents, and two children (6 and 9 yr olds). Very much enjoyed the visit and the kids found it fascinating, especially the River Don engine. It was much quieter than we expected, maybe 10 other guests there, but good. The cafe was great, served us fresh fish and chips from their kitchen and it's was delicious.

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Thank Nick H
Sheffield
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to the Christmas market. The surroundings are beautiful, but that's about the only positive thing I can say. You pay £6 to get into the market. I can't say what we got for this fee. They let far too many people in at the same time. We were there fairly early but it was still packed. We... More 

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Sheffield Indus... S, Manager at Kelham Island Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we are sorry to hear you had a disappointing visit. The museum is a charitable trust and £6 is our usual adult admission and accompanied children under 16 are free. This helps support the infrastructure and entertainment of an event of this size as well as helping to support the museum's future. We are sorry... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

After the farce of two years ago...when I just couldnt find anywhere to park and went home...this time I was determined....Planned carefully to be there for the opening of 10am....and to park on Bridgehouses and hopefully walk to the venue. Small problem to the plan....Bridgehouses has gone. I am a native Sheffielder..not lived here for some years....and certainly avoid driving... More 

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Thank ApricotSilk14
Sheffield Indus... S, Manager at Kelham Island Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of our Victorian Christmas Market. We're glad you enjoyed it and thank you also for your suggestions for future years. We hope to see you again in 2017! More 

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Whilst visiting relatives in |Sheffield we were take to this wonderful museum. Got there in time to see the enormous steam engine fire up, absolutely amazing!! The extensive displays showed the industrial heritage of Sheffield as the leading steel producers. Well laid out displays and very knowledgeable guides who provided interesting facts. Thank you for a great experience.

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Thank Richard O
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

If I went again I would ensure that there was an activity on. E.G. The steam engine running demo but we were too late. Check it out 1st! Having said that the museum is very interesting and full of facts about the hard lives of the people over the years. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Johncobham
Lindos, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Can't believe that we'd never been here before. Great day was had by all the family. The exhibits are great, especially if you like anything old and industrial. They ran the big steam engine while we were there and that is amazing. Great day

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