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Kelham Island Museum

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

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2016 Victorian Christmas market

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Lindos, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fab place to visit if you are interested in Industrial Heritage. Lots to see and on some days you can see 'Little Mesters' at work in their workshops. We took some friends who were visiting from Spain and they thought the place was wonderful. It helped them understand why Sheffield is renowned for steel and steel products,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It a bit of a job finding it when on foot, but the excellent you tube video helped a lot. Use a link on the museums website. Very helpful staff and volunteers. A must for any visit to Sheffield.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this museum. There is so much to see and all of it relevant to the history of steel making in Sheffield. Would really recommend it for any age.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fasinating place to visit but i think the majority of visitors will be locals because it is all about life in Sheffield in the olden days.There are quite a number of things to see and do The :old masters: making blades and penknives you can watch, the old buffer girls and many other workers in the steel... More 

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Rotherham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kelham Island is a great little museum, that houses a fantastic piece of Victoriana, that being the rolling machine steam engine. Be in awe as this giant piece of industrial machinery, comes to life. Watch little mesters making Bowie knives, and sundry other metal goods in their old workshops. Take a tour of the artefacts, from when Sheffield Steel powered... More 

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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent place for family, children and adults. Charts the cutlery, steel and engineering industries of the city. Very impressive River Don engine only runs at 1noon and at 2pm and shouldn't be missed.

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