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.


The CAMRA Sheffield Steel City 42nd Beer & Cider Festival opens again at Kelham Island Museum at 12noon today.

The Museum is open as normal until 4pm at a discounted rate of £2 per adults (kids go free!). Unfortunately, parking is restricted to the end of the island.

Due to the Beer Festival set up and essential maintenance works the following areas are closed to visitors today - Little Mesters Street, Upper Gallery and Millowners Arms. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you.

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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

Get Steam Powered with The Big Draw

Join us in turning STEM to steam as part of the Big Draw Festival 2016 this half term!

Spooky Songs Half Term Workshop

Fun family workshop in our Story Tent as part of the Off The Shelf Festival of Words.

Forging the Fleet - Author Talk & Book Signing

Join David for an Author Talk and Book Signing evening exploring the inspiration behind 'Forging the Fleet' as part of Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

24th Victorian Christmas Market

A warm Dickensian welcome awaits at our biggest event of the year. Join us for festive fun and shopping.

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.

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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