Supported Visits

Fancy discovering the museum at your own pace?  Bring your class along on a self guided visit and make the most of our activity trails, interactives and the Melting Shop play area.

What is included:

  • A free planning visit
  • Risk assessment guidance and site map
  • Copies of trails and activity ideas
  • Use of the Abbeydale Explore App on iPads (Abbeydale only)
  • Access to the Melting Shop Play Area (Kelham only)*
  • Indoor lunch space can be provided on request

*Suitable for under 9s.

Please email for information about prices.

Please note due to the nature of the site, self guided visits are not available at Shepherd Wheel Workshop.


Melting Shop Play Area

Kelham Island Museum only
Suitable for Y4 and under

In this activity space, children find out how steel was made, shaped and used in Sheffield.  Through interactive play they make sense of many of the themes and big machines in the Museum.  The Melting Shop is idea for studying materials as well as other science and history topics.