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!


December Opening

Kelham Island Museum will be closed Wednesday 2 - Friday 4 December and Monday 7 - Tuesday 8 December due to the set up and break down of the Victorian Christmas Market.

The Victorian Christmas Market opening hours are Saturday 5 December 10am-7pm and Sunday 6 December 10am-5pm.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet will be closed Friday 4 December - Sunday 6 December.  

Shepherd Wheel will be closed Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 December.

Please see our Plan Your Visit pages for our Christmas opening hours. 

Please note: the River Don Engine room and Melting Shop Play Area will be temporarily closed from Sunday 29th November to Tuesday 1st December due to essential building works.

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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

Discovery Engineering & Making Workshop

An exciting series of monthly workshops for 7-14 year olds.

23rd Victorian Christmas Market - Kelham Island Museum

A warm Dickensian welcome awaits at our biggest event of the year! Join us for festive fun and shopping with over 120 stalls, traditional crafts and skills, fairground, Santa's Grotto and reindeer!

Abbeydale Community Christmas

A seasonal celebration with Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet's Tilt Hammers Choir, living history, live music, handcrafted wares and more.

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.

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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