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!

See the mighty River Don Engine in steam!

Mon - Thurs 12pm & 2pm and Sun 12pm, 2pm & 4pm.

We regret the River Don Engine will not be running on Tuesday 26 July due to essential maintenance.

What's on

Kelham Creators

For mini-making youngsters who love to learn! For children aged 2-5 years.

Forging the Fleet - Author Talk & Book Signing

Join David for an Author Talk and Book Signing evening exploring the inspiration behind 'Forging the Fleet' as part of Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

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

Contact us

Get in touch with us using the form below or email ask@simt.co.uk
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