Kelham Island Museum

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!

 

What's on

Sheffield Museums Live: Sheffield-Simplex Cars

Find out all about the Sheffield-Simplex car with our Head of Historic Engineering, Eddy Foster.

Sheffield Museums Live: From Bells to Blades: Sheffield's Living Craft Heritage

From bells to handmade scissors, take a look at some iconic Sheffield-made objects from the city's collection.

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