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)
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.
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.
- Free parking and access to Little Mesters Café and Museum Shop.
- Fully Accessible. Assistance Dogs only. Free admission for accompanying carers.
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).
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.
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.