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!

Due to snowy conditions, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet will be closed on Thursday 1 March. Please check for further updates, thank you.

Kelham Island Museum is now closed for the rest of today, Thursday 1 March, due to adverse weather conditions.

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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

For Those In Peril...

A narrative exhibition by John Wilkinson exploring the Arctic Convoys of 1941-1945.

Antiques Valuation & Discovery Days

With one of the antique's world's most recognised faces, James 'Lionheart' Lewis. FREE Valuation days take place on the first Tuesday of every month!

Hot Cross Bunnies Easter Hunt Trail

Pick up a Hot Cross Bunnies Easter Trail at the Museum this Easter Sunday and Monday!

9th 1940s Weekend & Vintage Fayre

Experience Life on the Home Front! Reminisce with live music and dancing, re-enactments, vintage stalls and Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance.

What we do


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 & Venue Hire

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


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!


The three tiered SIMT Membership Scheme offers admission to all three sites plus other exclusive benefits.

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