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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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Sun 11:00 - 16:45
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00

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Fascinating museum

Really good museum, quite big so plenty to see, but not too big that you get bored. Good value for money, and a few cracking pubs just around the corner to go for a pint in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good museum, quite big so plenty to see, but not too big that you get bored. Good value for money, and a few cracking pubs just around the corner to go for a pint in afterwards!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good presentation of the history of the Steel city and it's vital part in the development of fine steel and metal products. It sits in a former industrial area alongside excellent cafes and award winning real ale pubs. Well worth a visit by adults and children to view a variety of exhibits, many hands on. Free parking close... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a born and breed Sheffield girl I grew up attending Kelham island museum on a weekly basis however up to this point had not given my children the chance to experience it. With fond memories of how it was 'back in the day' I proudly showed off my roots. I was pleasantly surprised that the hard to entertain museums... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great hidden place to go - learn about the manufacture of steel see all the tools that are made from steel and how the world uses steel see how the steel industry made sheffield, some cars on display too - the highlight is seeing the steam engine powered well worth a visit the engine is so powerful it makes the... More 

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Thank Simon W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a look around but not particularly interactive or interesting for kids. Watching big machine go on was highlight. Play area was closed for kids party which also shortened visit

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Thank homeeconomics2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great wedding venue. different but very exciting and great place to explore while i was there. a great place especially kids

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

Good place to visit to find out about Sheffield and its industrial / manufacturing history. A mixture of displays and machines over 3 floors. Very educational and my daughter enjoyed the visit. 1st floor contains the biggest amount of exhibits. The river don engine is one highlight and operates between 12 & 2. Steam driven and a powerhouse of energy.... More 

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

Superb place with the River Don Engine worth the entry alone, awesome to see it working. There was a school visit by 30 odd kids when we saw the engine working and their excited wonder was testament to this marvellous piece of machinery. Sheffield really has got an amazing story to tell, and this is the best place to learn... More 

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

nice museum very informative on variose subjects .the river don engine a little noisy but facinating .we have been round the museum a few times but the last time i visited was just before christmas for the victorian markets .was a lovely day cold but very enjoyable all the same.little girl had a go on victorian drill to make a... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good cross section of material, nicely presented and with aspects suitable for a wide range of ages. We took our 6 and 8 year old grandchildren there and they thoroughly enjoyed the "hands on" aspects of many of the exhibits. The River Don engine "in steam" is not to be missed - get there a good few minutes before... More 

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