Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust (SIMT) aims to make your visit as enjoyable and inclusive as possible.

The Trust operates three sites: Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel. Our displays and facilities enable everyone to enjoy and learn about Sheffield’s industrial heritage.

Balancing the needs of people who have a range of disabilities with the conservation of the old industrial buildings is a challenge and although we cannot provide access for every visitor to every part of all our sites, we feel confident that there are opportunities for everyone.

As well as improving physical access to the museums, we aim to provide thoughtful inclusive information and interpretation to enhance the experience for everyone, this includes: .

  • SIMT staff and volunteers receiving disability awareness and equality training as part of an ongoing approach to inclusive access
  • SIMT's Inclusive Access Forum made up of people with a direct knowledge of disability, an interest in heritage and a commitment to access for all. The Forum advises SIMT about access to the services and facilities that the museums offer. For information about the Forum or to join, please contact us at
  • Our website and other information services have been designed in consultation with people with a range of impairments and communication needs to provide an accessible and useable service. If you can provide additional advice or feedback to help us continually improve
  • A fair Pricing Policy - when a disabled person visits with an assistant the assistant will not be charged an entry fee to our museums and heritage sites

Links to further information about accessibility at each of our sites and to help you plan your visit can be found on the right of the page. We have also listed information on

For more information about the Forum and how to join, or if you would like to offer additional advice or feedback to help us continually improve our service we would welcome you getting in touch using the contact form or email link below or telephone 0114 272 2106.


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