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

Nature Tour: Kelham Island’s Goit

Join us for an easy-going wander along Kelham Island's goit and learn about its nature on the way.

Discovery Day - Thaumatropes!

Try your hand at this Victorian craft - and find out how it helped scientists understand how our eyes work!

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