The Crucible Shop

The Crucible Shop display is based in one of the few remaining Crucible Works in Sheffield.

This building was a Crucible Furnace for Russell Works, owned by the saw makers Messers Wheatman and Smith.

The display is one part of a four year project called the Changing Face of Work in Sheffield, funded through the Renaissance Partnership Scheme. The project gathered materials and resources such as oral history recordings, images and artefacts to give a snap shot of working in the Steel industry during three eras: 1850s, 1950s and 2000s.

Within these eras the project focused on specific themes of comparison including: work wear, lunches, pay, training, and work-linked social activities, all of which can be explored within the gallery.