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)


Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Kelham Island Musuem will be closed Wednesday 2 - Friday 4 December and Monday 7 - Tuesday 8 December due to the set up and break down of the Victorian Christmas Market.

The Victorian Christmas Market opening hours are Saturday 5 December 10am-7pm and Sunday 6 December 10am-5pm.

Christmas Opening: Sunday 20 - Thursday 24 December | Closed Friday 25 - Saturday 26 December.

New Year Opening: Sunday 27 - Thursday 31 December | Closed Friday 1 - Saturday 2 January.

Normal opening resumes Sunday 3 January 2016.




Adults £5.50 | Concessions £4.50 | Accompanied Children (U16) FREE

Free admission for accompanying carers.

Gift Aid Admission: Adult £6.05 | Concessions £4.95
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 £0.50p paid under the scheme can be worth over £1.20 to Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. Conditions apply.


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

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

Little Mesters Café 

The Little Mesters Bistro & Café offers an exciting fresh menu serving everything from freshly brewed coffee and cakes to fabulous homemade burgers and traditional Sunday lunches.

Bistro nights bring fine dining to Kelham Island with an ever changing seasonal menu and the ambient location gives the perfect setting for your private event, whether it be a children's party, wedding or business meeting.

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.


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 Little Mesters Café and Museum Shop. 
  • Fully Accessible. Assistance Dogs only. Free admission for accompanying carers. 


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

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). 

Driving Directions from M1 North

Driving directtions from M1 South

Free on site Car Parking (50 spaces) and Accessible Parking. Overflow car park located off Alma Street adjacent to Fat Cat pub and Kelham Island Brewery. 


Please enquire before your visit for River Don Engine running status and when to see the Little Mesters at work. 

River Don Engine 

See the River Don Engine in steam 

Mon - Thurs 12pm & 2pm 

Sun 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Please note the River Don Engine will not be running on the following days in 2015 due to essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

15 January
19 February
16 April
21 May
18 June
16 July
17 September
15 October
19 November
17 December

Due to aging equipment and limited resources we regret we cannot always guarantee the daily running of the engine as advertised above and ask visitors travelling specifically to see the engine in steam to contact the museum before their visit for the most recent information on the engines current status.

Contact us

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