Plan Your Visit


Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street


S3 8RY

0114 272 2106


Opening Times

Kelham Island Museum is open all year round. 

Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm

Sunday 11am-4.45pm
(closed Fri & Sat)



River Don Engine

See the River Don Engine steam!

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


We regret the River Don Engine will not be running from Monday 12 - Sunday 18 February due to essential boiler maintenance.  


Steam Hammer Café 

Our new museum cafe is now open!  Please see Steam Hammer Cafe for further information.

The Steam Hammer Cafe will be closed for refurbishment from Sunday 4 February and will plan to reopen on Monday 12 February. 



Adults £6.00 | Concessions £5.00 | Accompanied Children (U16) FREE

Free admission for accompanying carers.

Gift Aid Admission: Adult £6.60 | Concessions £5.50
Under this scheme visitors are offered a choice of Standard or Gift Aid admission. Gift Aid admission includes a 10 per cent voluntary donation. Gift Aid admissions enable Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust to reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to Museum funds. The extra £0.60p paid under the scheme can be worth over £1.25 to Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. Conditions apply.

Please see details of our Membership Scheme for admission all year to all our sites 

Please note that dogs are not allowed inside or outside at the Museum (except guidedogs)

Museum Shop 

Our museum shop sells a variety of Sheffield, Made gifts from pewter-ware and handcrafted tools and knives to local history books, toys and jewellery.

Melting Shop Play Area

The Melting Shop Play Area is open during normal museum opening time and is suitable for children aged 2-9 years. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Height restrictions apply.

The Melting Shop Play Area will be closed to the public on the first Tuesday of each month 10am - 12pm due to our exciting new toddler group, Kelham Creators, taking place.


We’re improving our visitor experience for all through our Access all Areas project. 

See our Access Statement and find out more about accessibility at Kelham Island Museum

  • Free parking and access to Steam Hammer Café and Museum Shop. 
  • Fully Accessible. Assistance Dogs only. Free admission for accompanying carers. 




Free visitor parking is located on the main museum site (50 spaces) and our overflow car park located adjacent to Kelham Island Brewery and the Fat Cat pub on Alma Street.

 Sheffield City Council Car Parks or Sheffield Car Parks 

 Please check access to car parking on major event days.


Bus: To travel by bus visit or for a journey planner

Bus links to Kelham Island are:

15, 53, 37 – Closest bus stop – Mowbray Street

81/82, 79/79a, 84, 85/85a, 17A, 35, 36, 37, 57 SL, 38 – Gibraltar Street 

53 (Ecclesfield) - Nearest Bus stops are on Mowbray Street

11/12, 14, 17, 57/57A, 58, 66, 77, 78 Nearest Bus stops are on Gibraltar Street.

Rail: The nearest station is Sheffield. We are a 25 minute walk to Kelham Island or a short tram ride. 

Walking Directions from station

To travel by train visit National Rail Enquiries or Northern Rail

Tram:  We are just a short walk from Shalesmoor Tramstop (see video) or a ten minute walk from Cathedral visit  for timetables and prices

Walking Directions from Shalesmoor Tramstop:
Crossover Penistone Road dual carriageway and turn right.  Turn left and walk down Cornish Street.  Turn right at the bottom onto Green Lane and walk for around 5 minutes, passing The Milestone Pub on your left and The Grind Cafe on your right.  Turn right just after The Fat Cat pub onto Kelham Island.  Follow the road round to the left passing The Chimney House and you will arrive at Kelham Island Museum.

Car:  Kelham island Museum is located on the edge of the city centre on Alma Street, off Corporation Street (A61). 

Left Luggage:

Please note there are no facilities to store bags or luggage. We apologise for any inconvenience.


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