Kelham Island Museum

We are delighted to announce that Kelham Island Museum will be re-opening for visitors from Monday 10th August. 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 reduced admission prices:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 11am – 3pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Adults: £5.00

Children (under 16 years): FREE


Visitors can now book advance tickets online for August and September:



Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old.

Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story.

Our interactive galleries tell the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production and what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution.

Follow the growth of the steel city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the city of today and the world!


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Kelham Island

Located in one of the city's oldest industrial districts, Kelham Island Museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old

Transport Galleries

The finest Sheffield, Made vehicles including the iconic Sheffield Simplex car

The Crucible Shop

See the Changing Face of Work in Sheffield in one of the last remaining Crucible Works in Sheffield

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