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

Half Term Activity: Decorative Metals

Search for some decorative metal designs in the museum and create a metallic picture inspired by your finds.

Curator Walk: Sheffield Shows its Metal

Join us for a city centre guided walk highlighting some of Sheffield's many public artworks made in metal.

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