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!

 

See the mighty River Don Engine in steam Mon - Thurs 12pm & 2pm and Sun 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

 

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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

Kelham Creators

For mini-making youngsters who love to learn! For children aged 2-5 years.

1916 Reflections

Join us as we mark 100 years since the first Zeppelin raid bombing of Sheffield with the opening of our 1916 House and find out what life was like during the First World War.

Get Creative

Join our resident designer makers and local artists for have-a-go crafts and find out about courses on offer

Sheffield 1916: Steel, Steam and Power

This centenary year, Kelham Island become Power Island as part of our exciting Heritage Lottery funded project.

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 & Venue 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

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

News & Updates

Getting Creative with our artist makers

Join our Hamlet workshop residents, Martin McAssey Glass and Studio Budgie Galore Jewellery, as they headline a group of local designer makers and artists presenting their skills through have-a-go demonstrations of their work. more.

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