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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Following the latest official government advice, we regret to announce that all Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust sites are now closed to the public and school groups.

Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel Workshop will remain closed until further notice and will reopen as soon as possible, following government recommendations.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated of any changes through our website and social media channels.

If you have any queries, please contact

Thank you.  We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


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 Friday and Saturday)


River Don Engine

See the River Don Engine steam!
Monday-Thursday 1pm
Sunday 1pm and 3pm



Adults £7.70 with gift aid
Adults £7.00 without gift aid
Concessions £6.60 with gift aid
Concessions £6.00 without gift aid
Accompanied Children (U16) FREE

Free admission for accompanying carers.

Gift Aid Admission: 
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.

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 toddler group, Kelham Tots, taking place.



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:

7, 8, 83, 83a, 95, 95a  – Closest bus stop is Mowbray Street

57, 81, 82, 86 – Closest bus stop is 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 EnquiriesNorthern Rail or Trainline

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 left 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.


Contact us

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