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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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A monument to Sheffield's industrial heritage.

It was only a 10 minute's walk from the city centre and was well signposted. It is by the riverside... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mexborough, United Kingdom
Story of Steel in Sheffield

An interesting small museum which as well as combining explanations of the evolution of steel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alan R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was only a 10 minute's walk from the city centre and was well signposted. It is by the riverside and there is plenty of exhibits on show for you to dicover the history of steelmaking in Sheffield and what the steel was used for....More

Thank gypoenid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting small museum which as well as combining explanations of the evolution of steel making technology and applications links it to the growth of the City of Sheffield.

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my five year old here and wasn't sure what to expect. I was very surprised and the museum was very engaging my son loved the Don Valley engine and he was fascinated as to how it worked. Well worth a couple of hours...More

1  Thank davidallenashcroft
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enthusiastic staff , knowledgeable about their pride and joy help to make any visit to this museum good, some wonderful exhibits like the large engines, still amazes me how they ,anaged to make them

1  Thank peter h
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Brilliant museum and a brilliant venue. I have attended a wedding at Kelham Island Museum whilst also visiting as a customer and overall, it's fantastic! Lots to do and see!

Thank James K
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I visited this museum without many expectations because the website isn't great. However, I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed my time there! The museum is all about Sheffield's industrial past so it has lots of information, lots of artefacts and a few working models...More

Thank Marie F
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Visited while our husbands were watching the snooker & as two ladies were a bit unsure how interesting an industrial museum would be for us but we were very pleasantly surprised. Seeing the engine in action in itself is worth a visit but the displays...More

Thank shamsmic
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

An absolute must-see in Sheffield. Highlight is the River Don Engine, demonstrated in steam most days - see the website for times. Largest steam engine in the world. If real ale is your thing, you will be walking past the Kelham Island Tavern and Fat...More

Thank pamdearmun
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Presents a great view of the history of Sheffield. Staff also very helpful.

Thank race1993
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Decided to go on a rare raining day in Sheffield and not disappointed. The museum is located in a former power station surrounded by rivers and what would have been the industries it used to serve. A setting that adds more authenticity to the museum....More

1  Thank macedonboy
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Arthur M
How long to have a relaxed look around the museum (2 adults, no kids) and see the steam engine working?
11 March 2017|
Response from ApricotSilk14 | Reviewed this property |
Would look at their site to check when the engine is in steam...and as its well worth seeing .... I can spend ages in the museum...am a Deedah living in exile.... (derogatory word for Sheffielder!!)
Ian S
What is the best way to walk from the Train station? Or as we'll be visiting the Christmas fair, from Fargate?
15 November 2016|
Response from Folkiedave | Reviewed this property |
Catch a tram to Shalesmoor. About ten minutes walk from there.
Caroline W
How do I get there by tram
22 August 2016|
Response from Sheffield Indus... S | Property representative |
Hello, We're about a 5 minute walk from the Shalesmoor tram stop or about a ten minute walk from the Catherdral stop in the centre of town please see our plan your visit page on our website for more information and a short... More