Kelham Island Museum
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!
See the mighty River Don Engine in steam!
Mon - Thurs 12pm & 2pm and Sun 12pm, 2pm & 4pm.
With one of the antique's world's most recognised faces, James 'Lionheart' Lewis. FREE Valuation days take place on the first Tuesday of every month!
Experience Life on the Home Front! Reminisce with live music and dancing, re-enactments, vintage stalls and Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance.
Located in one of the city's oldest industrial districts, Kelham Island Museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old
One of the few remaining Bessemer Converters in the world!
See the mighty 12,000hp River Don Engine in steam!
The finest Sheffield, Made vehicles including the iconic Sheffield Simplex car
See our engineers working on conservation projects
The story of local history of fairgrounds and entertainment
See the Changing Face of Work in Sheffield in one of the last remaining Crucible Works in Sheffield
The Millowners Arms Brewing Gallery
Kids will love our Melting Shop Play Area
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