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Kelham Island Museum

Address: Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
Phone Number: 44-114-272-2106
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Ranked #7 of 104 Attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
94 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I got off at the nearest tram stop and was walking around for twenty minutes and looked all over but couldn't find the museum anywhere. I looked at all the signs and the map but just kept find deserted streets and empty roads.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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509 reviews 509 reviews
253 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Been a few times over the years very impressive displays and always something new to see so guess I will be going again

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What an excellent place!! Visited with my husband, spur of the moment, after a spa break near by. We were pleasantly surprised, by how big, well managed and well maintained the place was. Maybe not too good for very young children but for older ones and adults that can read the mountains of factual information on local and British history... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

While many adults will know the area around the museum for the Fat Cat pub and The Milestone restaurant, Kelham Island is a fascinating insight into Sheffield's industrial past. An essential visit for anyone moving to the city, it's a great place to take visiting relatives or stop off if you are one of the tourists that decide to go... More 

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Yorkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

As an old engineer with a long experience of working in the engineering industry in Sheffield this evokes ones memory. Great stuff

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Whitby, North Yorkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is an amazing place which has so much to enjoy and learn. We went as a couple but there are lots of fun things for young children to do, including a wonderful themed playroom. We spent 3 hours alone exploring the ground floor but there are two further floors with transport and other items such as the history of... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a brilliant museum. Discover Sheffield's past and see a steam engine in operation and also the little meisters working, recommended.

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Sheffied
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must. So interesting, entertaining & educating! Everytime we have visited over the last 20 years with family & friends, this was a delight. Good food in the restaurant too. Great shop.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited on Sunday the last day of the market and it was a good experience. The entry fee is £6 per adult which included entry to the museum which is very interesting. All the stallholders were dressed in Victorian costumes which added to the atmosphere. There was a variety of stalls selling Xmas gifts, jewellery, knitwear, food and drink (beer... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This good old fashioned Christmas Fayre at the Kelham Island Museum was well worth the visit, not overly expensive to get in at £6 per person, plenty of stalls, food & music, great day out. The museum is well worth a visit, the amount of times you hear, " My dad did this" or My Dad did that" very funny... More 

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