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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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We revisited this museum and really enjoyed our second visit. Great to experience our industrial... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard D
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit

We attended a wedding here. Great venue, really interesting museum. Helpful staff. Brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BenFamily1998
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steam engine” (126 reviews)
“steel industry” (38 reviews)
“steel making” (29 reviews)
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
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+44 114 272 2106
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"sheffield steel"
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"christmas market"
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"don valley"
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"soft play area"
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"stainless steel"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We revisited this museum and really enjoyed our second visit. Great to experience our industrial history. We always find out something new. Informative and fun.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a wedding here. Great venue, really interesting museum. Helpful staff. Brilliant wedding venue

1  Thank BenFamily1998
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating history of the steel industry and its products. Well presented and plenty of interactive exhibits. Enjoyed watching the steam engine being started up and running.

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 hours wandering around this informative gem. A super retrospective of the steel making in the area. Great facilities...our children enjoyed it too!

Thank SiAsh-65
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Museum, pity that it is not better sign-posted and when you get there, there is no indication that there is a free car-park next to the Museum. Our Hotel Wi-Fi was not working so we could not check out beforehand. Other than that it...More

Thank Terry D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum was a trip down Memory Lane of the steel industry’s heritage with lots of participation exhibits for young persons If you time your visit (12:00 or 14:00) you can see The Don Engine in-full steam the most powerful steam engine in Britain (12,000...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This has been on our bucket list for some time. Really fantastic place if you're into industrial history. Some mind blowing exhibits like a pen knife with over 1800 blades and the River Don steam engine. Really makes you think about the things Britain used...More

1  Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum about the Sheffield steel industry. Check out the times for the firing up of the 1200 hp steam engine. Get hold of a volunteer guide, they have worked in the industry and are very knowledgeable

Thank Terry T
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

My husband, son and myself were impressed by the whole museum and exhibits. The Don Machine was amazing. Places like these make us aware of the awful conditions that people worked in not so long ago.The health hazards were impossible to avoid due to the...More

Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Was pleasantly surprised at our trip here, far bigger than it appears from the outside and quite interesting. Even my reluctant daughter found plenty to amuse herself. Would recommend. Very friendly staff too.

Thank 7172emg
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Surasahib
2 April 2018|
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Response from Anne B | Reviewed this property |
No but they do discounts for concessions.
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Arthur M
11 March 2017|
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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
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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.
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