Kelham Island Museum

As South Yorkshire moves to Tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday 2 December, Kelham Island Museum will be closed until further notice.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel Workshop also remain closed for now.

We will reopen as soon as possible following government guidelines and will keep you updated of any changes through our website and social media channels.  If you have any queries, please contact

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.


As a registered charity, Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust relies on visitor income to help continue to showcase Sheffield’s steel story.  If you can, please consider sharing a donation today at the link below. Your support during this period of recovery is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old.

Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story.

Our interactive galleries tell the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production and what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution.

Follow the growth of the steel city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the city of today and the world!


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Kelham Island

Located in one of the city's oldest industrial districts, Kelham Island Museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old

Transport Galleries

The finest Sheffield, Made vehicles including the iconic Sheffield Simplex car

The Crucible Shop

See the Changing Face of Work in Sheffield in one of the last remaining Crucible Works in Sheffield

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