Water, Water Everywhere!


There will be ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ this Spring Bank Holiday at Kelham Island Museum.

In recognition of the forthcoming anniversary of the Sheffield Floods on 25 June 2007, families can pick up a FREE museum trail exploring both the positive and destructive forces of water power and the important role steam power played in the industrial history of Kelham Island.

The mighty River Don Engine, the most powerful working steam engine in Europe, can be seen in steam at 12pm and 2pm (Mon - Fri) and 12pm, 2pm and 4pm (Sun).  New displays reveal the major role Sheffield played in shipbuilding and visitors can experience the roar of the new River Don Engine boiler as it fires up to full steam in the Power House.

The Melting Shop Children’s Play Area will also be open where kids will love being melted, rolled, hammered and shaped into a steel object from their imagination!

Sun 28 May - Thurs 1 June | Normal museum admission applies.

FREE admission to museum shop and Steam Hammer Cafe!

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