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!

 

The mighty River Don Engine is back 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

Writers at the Hamlet

A new monthly Creative Writing Group, held at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet!

Make Your Own Wednesdays

Make your own stick monster for Sheffield Environment Weeks!

7th 1940s Wartime Weekend & Vintage Fayre

Celebrate Holidays at Home with live music and dancing, re-enactments and vintage stalls. Experience life on the Home Front!

The Giant's Tool Box

This new exhibition at the Hawley Gallery showcases oversized or 'giant' tools.

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

Elsie's War Diary

Elsie’s diary was found in a box of her husband’s papers in the archives of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. As part of the Heritage Lottery funded Sheffield 1916: Steel, Steam and Power project, her diary will be published this year on Twitter, over 100 years since she started writing it @ElsiesWarDiary more.

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