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Rustless: The Harry Brearley Story Stainless 2013

Please note the Rustless Exhibition has now closed

1 April 2013 - 17 November 2013
Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4.45pm

Free admission*

Join Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust as it marks 100 years of Stainless Steel with a special exhibition at Kelham Island Museum.

This new exhibition showcases objects and documents from the museum collections exploring the science, innovation and industry of stainless steel and how a Sheffield ‘lad' changed the world.

Find out about Harry Brearley, the man behind the discovery.

Follow his journey from the slums of Sheffield and his relationship with the steel industry, to fame and recognition the world over for the ‘invention' of stainless steel.

Explore how science and industry impact on the world of discovery. From innovation in Sheffield to the global quest to find a metal that does not rust. Uncover the hidden stories of the characters, experiments and disagreements behind the development of special steels.

Investigate stainless steel and learn how its ingredients prevent it from rusting. See how Sheffield companies have used this special steel to make a variety of products from domestic items to surgical instruments and tools.

Experiment...carry out your own investigations into steel in the Metal Lab.

See also:

Rustless Opening: Look North Interview

Preview Night Gallery

Stay Bright Keep Bright Hawley Collection  The Hawley Collection logo

Stay Bright - Keep Bright: The impact of Stainless Steel on everyday life | The Hawley Gallery | Kelham Island Museum

Designed to Shine Museums Sheffield

Designed to Shine - 100 Years of Stainless Steel | Millennium Galleries | MuseumSheffield |16 Feb - 13 Oct 2013

* FREE admission to the exhibition and Little Mesters cafe & bistro. Normal admission applies to main museum.

100 Years of Stainless Steel

Rustless is part of a year long celebratory events programme commemorating this historic landmark and reaffirming the legacy of innovation which still exists in the city today. Find out more at the 100 Years of Stainless Steel website.


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