Sheffield Industrial Museums are the showcase of Sheffield’s industrial story from early industrialisation to modern times, where ‘Made in Sheffield’ remains a mark of craftsmanship and quality known worldwide.

Discover how steelmaking forged the city of today and its impact on the modern world!

Our three unique heritage sites and museums across Sheffield reveal more about the growth of the steel city.

Kelham Island Museum’s interactive galleries tell the story of light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production. Catch a unique glimpse of life at home and at work at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, an 18th century scythe and steelworks or discover Shepherd Wheel, a unique example of Sheffield’s Knife grinding industry.

Enjoy a great family day out full of nostalgia and innovation!

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Opening times

Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 4.45pm
(Closed Friday and Saturday)

Shepherd Wheel Workshop

Shepherd Wheel Workshop

Opening times

Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 10am to 4pm

Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum

Opening times

Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 4.45pm
(Closed Friday and Saturday)

What's on

War Work - Sheffield Industry and the First World War

War Work tells the story of the impact of war upon the companies, manufacturing and worker of Sheffield Industry. Exhibition from August 2014 to July 2015

Sheffield Remembers – War Memorials from the First World War

A new display of war memorials from the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust collection will be exhibited as part of the First World War centenary commemorations.

Nicker Pecker Story - Hawley Tool Collection

A new exhibition highlighting the skilled work of Sheffield’s file cutters. Find out how Sheffield files were cut using the very distinctive tools of the trade.

Science Sundays - Steel, Strength & Stamina

Family activities including museum trails and workshops. Part of the Sheffield Festival of Science of Engineering.

What we do

Collections

Our collections showcase Sheffield's industrial heritage, from early industrialisation to modern times.

Learning & Groups

Bring Learning to Life with exciting activities for all ages, from Adults and Groups to Schools and Families.

Weddings & Hire

Something New, Somewhere Old. Choose our unique locations for unforgettable experiences.

Accessibility

SIMT aims to provide physical access and inclusive information and interpretation to enhance the experience of all our visitors

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with our museums and heritage sites as a volunteer, community partner or family!

Memberships

SIMT MEMBERSHIP SCHEME What is it? The three tiered membership offers exclusive benefits ranging from shop discounts to free event admission. The base of each tier provides visitors with their own SIMT membership card and admission for 12 months to all three locations (Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Shepherd Wheel and Kelham Island Museum) Starting at just £14 for adults.

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