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Sheffield Weston Park Museum

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Address: Weston Park, Sheffield S10 2TP, England
Phone Number:
+44 114 278 2600
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Weston Park is an award-winning, family-friendly museum where the visitors...

Weston Park is an award-winning, family-friendly museum where the visitors come first. If visiting with children, simply wind up and release, but there is plenty of treasure here for adults too. Discover the real story of Sheffield, from its geological roots to the people, politics and music that shaped the modern city. Alongside old favourites such as Snowy the Polar Bear and Spike the Woolly Rhino, Weston Park plays host to a series of temporary exhibitions.

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It's taken a bit of time but we are delighted by the work that has been done in regards to new additions and the fixing of old installations ie; the mechanical figures that can be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived in Sheffield for 3 years I don't know why we haven't visited the museum before. Decided to go as it was a cold rainy Sunday and we wanted something to do. We thought it would be a quick wander round and mildly interesting but we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of exhibits in the building. The museum... More 

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

Great, very interesting, something for everyone i think. Cafe and gift shop there, easy access with bus/tram though parking bit tricky. Lovely park with landscaping, ponds and tennis courts!

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Thank omama58
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's taken a bit of time but we are delighted by the work that has been done in regards to new additions and the fixing of old installations ie; the mechanical figures that can be operated with a button push. Also delighted that there are now sound effects on the big tree mock up which is excellent. The underfloor lighting... More 

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Thank Craig H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great place, plenty of interesting exhibits. Lots of hands on things for children. Polar bear was great to see. Good gift shop, café was ok, well worth a visit.

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Thank Jane G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The museum's permanent themes are attractively arranged. For a few months there is an amazing collection of portraits with brief notes about each person, where they came from and what they contributed here in Sheffield. The photographer who lives locally has created a stunning collection.

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Thank Grhm61
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We visited the Museum with our son. I liked the displayed information but it's not too big. You are through quite quickly. But you should definitely visit it.

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Thank MikeShine1965
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Always love visiting this museum as a couple and family and with friends to they have just finished with new attractions we love it and plenty for both little and big kids to do see and learn some interactive things a nice way for kids and adults to learn good for a nice family day out

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Thank Lorna H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very nice family friendly museum with many attractions. Loads of areas for children to dress up. (adults as well)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Not only are the park and building excellent, but the quality of the exhibitions is marvellous. Today spent longer than I planned viewing a superb display on the city of Sheffield "Arrivals". Photographs were stunning and the video display extremely moving. And I am not from Sheffield! Lovely cafe and high quality toilets.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We took our granddaughter during the school holidays when they have activities for children. There are craft sessions, treasure hunts and plenty to do and see inside the museum. There are sensory activities.

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