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!
Find out about Joseph Elliot & Sons, a Sheffield firm that manufactured table cutlery, palette knives, scissors and razors.
Join us to make your own sculpture from knives, forks and spoons.
Located in one of the city's oldest industrial districts, Kelham Island Museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old
One of the few remaining Bessemer Converters in the world!
See the mighty 12,000hp River Don Engine in steam!
The finest Sheffield, Made vehicles including the iconic Sheffield Simplex car
See our engineers working on conservation projects
See the Changing Face of Work in Sheffield in one of the last remaining Crucible Works in Sheffield