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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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well worth a visit

Kelham island has always been an interesting place to visit. My kids went years ago and loved it and we took the grandkids yesterday and they loved it just as much. Not expensive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kelham island has always been an interesting place to visit. My kids went years ago and loved it and we took the grandkids yesterday and they loved it just as much. Not expensive and free parking. The only reason it doesn't excellent is the cafe. This is definitely not the standard it was before and it wasn't even busy. The... More 

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Thank pearsonhq
Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very interesting museum, taught me a lot about about the fascinating of steel in Sheffield. Very well laid out with some great exhibits and a good childrens themed play area.. A great place to visit on a rainy day

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Thank jagdealer
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent overview of Sheffield's steel history. Plenty to see with sensory activities for youngsters. When the River Don engine gets "steamed up" you appreciate the sheer power of a monster steam engine.

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Thank BobW26
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting visit. Lots to see and very educational for all age groups. Its a back in time feeling, and an insight of how things used to be done. A worthwhile visit.

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Thank Karen I
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best of museums. It was well worth the entrance fee, it would be worth the fee just to see the River Don Engine operating.

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Thank alfeaden1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum I have ever been to !! Wow what I have missed. The displays are fascinating mostly of course to do with Sheffield steel and tools. You can spend hours here if that is your interest. So much to see large and small. Also attached another gallery showing tools and knives from a famous manufacturer (Cant remember name). The... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kelham Island Museum is a great space. It is packed with items made in Sheffield, some of which might surprise many local people. There is also a good cafe there which provides meals above cafe quality. Everyone should see The River Don Engine, and see the Spitfire crankshaft. The only let down is the recreation of a Victorian pub. This... More 

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Thank nick w
Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is not very large, but it gives a good overview of the industrial past of Sheffield with here and there a hint about the present situation. Several machines are still running, some just a few minutes a day, so plan ahead, some nearly the whole time the museum is open. Also a few workspaces have been moved here,... More 

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Thank Katrien S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my Daughter and Granddaughter who is 5 next month. A very nice member of staff engaged our 5 year old who I worried was a little too young for this sort of museum. It's quite interesting not too big an hour and a half to two and fairly priced at £6 per adult, under 14 free.... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's really nice to walk around and have a look at all the stuff they used to use to make steel parts and there are big steam engines which are a still working which is absolutely amazing

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