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Kelham Island Museum

Opens in 6 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Really enjoyed our wander through Kelham Island. Very interesting to take in the steelmaking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Really interesting

Not only was the history of steel interesting but the social history of those working in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Broadstone, United Kingdom
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our wander through Kelham Island. Very interesting to take in the steelmaking history. Great family day out. Perfect spot to go for a bite to eat and drink afterwards...

Thank DaveParky1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only was the history of steel interesting but the social history of those working in the industry and the affect on Sheffield itself is all covered within the displays. The mighty River Don steam engine is something to behold when it’s set going. A...More

Thank Bilesy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading the previous reviews, I see I'm not the first, or the second, or even the third person to visit assuming that one of Sheffield's major museums would be open on a Saturday, only to find it closed due to a wedding. Yes, I've now...More

Thank itsjustarumour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been a long time since I was last here. Firstly, parking can be a bit of a squeeze but there are extra spaces on the shared car park with the brewery. Once in the museum take the time to explore all the parts...More

Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a really great museum. It gave a great experience of steel and Sheffield, showing the good and bad for men, woman and children. There are many different exhibits and I never realised how interesting files (steel), knives and planes could be. If you've got...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the museum as part of our Peak District coach tour. Thoroughly interesting few hours, great for adults and children alike ..... highly recommended!!!

Thank Phillyn17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to learn about the steel, cutlery and other industries of Sheffield. On the recommendations of friends, my wife and I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the Kelham Island District, with plenty of pubs and cafes and this wonderful museum. What a great location...More

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has thoughtful displays of "how it was" using actual machines and artefacts from previous decades. There is an amazing vast (size of a 4 storey house) mechanical working engine that was used in the process to make steel plates which is turned on...More

Thank Jillian D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good explanation how it was the industrial situation from last century till nowadays. Interesting the tools, old machineries used and an incredible collection of blades. A visit it's strongly recommended

Thank o_ciit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed this visit, a few exhibits not working but volunteers well worth talking too. Went with teenage children enough to fascinate.

Thank Amanda E
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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
Ian S
16 November 2016|
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Response from Folkiedave | Reviewed this property |
Catch a tram to Shalesmoor. About ten minutes walk from there.