Steel City - KS3

Why not join us for a full day of museum led activities based around Sheffield’s industrial history. This interactive hands-on day is specifically for KS3 children.

Price: £240 per class (inc VAT)

The day at Kelham Island Museum can accommodate three classes, if you bring less than three classes your day may be shared with other schools. Classes will rotate around three different sessions:

The story of the spoon (museum led)

This session explores the light trades of the early steel industry. Using real objects from the museum’s collection to illustrate the story follows the process of making a spoon from a piece of iron ore.

Heavy industry (Self guided trail)

Pupils learn about the Industrialisation of Sheffield’s Industry. In a time when people wanted to make bigger ships, trains, railways and bridges we also needed bigger tools to make the parts. Pupils will explore the
museum to find the machines that played a part in the industrial revolution and objects made by them.

Specialist steels (museum led)

Pupils will discover the different steels that were produced in the late Victorian era and early 20th Century. They will learn about their properties, why they were produced and what they are used for.

How to book

For more information or to make a booking please contact the learning team on 0114 2010613 or