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Kelham Island Museum

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Address: Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
Phone Number: 44-114-272-2106
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11:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Superb small museum

One of my favourite small museums. Lots to see and read about the history of Sheffield. The steam engine when fired up makes the floor shake well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite small museums. Lots to see and read about the history of Sheffield. The steam engine when fired up makes the floor shake well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was met by a young gentleman who took my payment, I was on my own with a young boy (who has ADHD & asperagers) and a baby in a push chair. He advised me on best routes and things that would be of interest. My son loved the displays, enough interaction to keep him interested but I was able... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Here you you find a wide representative display of Sheffield goods. Two working engines and a small number of road vehicles as well as Far too many tools to count and some very elaborate display pieces . A very informative museum .

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. We have been here quite a few times, kids love it, plenty to see and do and the engine starts up regularly throughout the day, which is a sight to see! Plenty of history that is interactive for the kids to enjoy. Love the little Mesters cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Watching the machine burst into action was the highlight of our visit. It was difficult to hear the sound on the accompanying video and sometimes difficult to see the projection on the painted brick wall. Great interactive areas for children.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Truly formative and instructive experience. Very good for kids (loads of activities) during the weekend there are also mini artisan shop open (small silver smith or ironsmith type ) at 12PM OR 2PM there is a demonstration of the biggest working steam engine still working in UK , truly exciting experience !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What a fantastic location for a spring wedding with lovely staff and a chance to look around this great museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Even without the giant steam engine that draws enthusiasts from all over the world, this would be one of the best industrial museums anywhere. Just walking around Kelham island and sensing the extent of industry there in the 19th century is worth the time it takes to get to the area (easily accessible by bus or a 5 pound cab... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Kelham Island museum is a good day out. kelham Island museum tells visitors off the culture of Sheffield. There are interesting interactive areas for children and also a soft play area for children. For adults there are lots informative desplays telling visitors about the machines and products made in Sheffield. The only downfall is that once children have done all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect from the Kelham Island Museum and found it to be an interesting learning experience. The adult admission fee was £5.50 each which was excellent value for money considering we spent about four hours here. We found the young man on the entrance desk to be really friendly and very helpful. There is a lot... More 

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Sheffield Indus... S, Manager at Kelham Island Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. I will pass on your positive feedback to the member of the team in admissions. I am sorry that you felt as though you were an inconvenience in the cafe. I will inform our partners who operate the cafe of the review. More 

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