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

Opening times

Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 4.45pm
(Closed Friday)

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

Name on a Knife Blade: Talks Programme

A series of free talks as part of the Ken Hawley Collection Trust`s Name on a Knife Blade Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Kelham Tots

A toddler group with a difference! Suitable for children aged 2-5 years

Museum Makers

A group for young people to get involved with creating exciting exhibitions and events! Exclusively for 14-19 year olds.

Stand

A sculptural sound system created by mental health service users, volunteers, singers, and members of the nationwide Men’s Sheds organisation, working in collaboration with artist Mel Brimfield and composer Gwyneth Herbert.

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!

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