Kelham Island Museum is now open! We have missed you!

We have introduced new measures to help the museum remain a COVID secure space. The health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our greatest priority so whist things will be a little different, we are excited to be able to welcome you back. 

Please see HERE for further details of what you can expect from your visit to Kelham Island Museum.

Our new opening times and admission prices:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 11am – 3pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Adults: £7.00

Children (under 16 years): FREE

For now, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel Workshop will remain closed. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Visitors can now book advance tickets online:



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!

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Shepherd Wheel Workshop

Shepherd Wheel Workshop

Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum

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