Plan Your Visit
Kelham Island Museum
0114 272 2106
Kelham Island Museum is open all year round.
Monday to Thursday 10am-4pm
(closed Fri & Sat)
December and New Year Opening
Closed Wed 30 Nov - Fri 2 Dec (due to Kelham Island Museum Victorian Christmas Market set up)
Open Sat 3 & Sun 4 Dec for Kelham Island Museum Victorian Christmas Market.
Closed Mon 5 & Tues 6 Dec. Normal opening resumes Wed 7 Dec.
Christmas Opening: Sun 18 - Thurs 22 Dec | Closed Fri 23 - Mon 26 Dec.
New Year Opening: Tues 27 Dec – Thurs 29 Dec | Closed Fri 30 - Sun 1 Jan.
Normal opening resumes Mon 2 Jan.
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 on Thursday 17 November due to essential maintenance, but will be running as normal from Sunday 20 November.
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.
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 allyear to all our sites
Please note that dogs are not allowed inside or outside at the Museum (except guidedogs)
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.
- Free parking and access to Little Mesters 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.
Please note that there will be limited parking spaces avaliable on Tuesday 29 November 2016, sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Please check access to car parking on major event days.
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
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).