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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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This is a hidden gem of a museum in Sheffield There was so much of interest to see from the 'little mesters' workshops, the transport gallery through to the massive steam... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a hidden gem of a museum in Sheffield There was so much of interest to see from the 'little mesters' workshops, the transport gallery through to the massive steam engine which used to power the rolling mills. We learnt so much about the steel industry and Sheffield

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It is worth a visit when they have things on as they dress up etc in costume. The engine runs I think twice a day but part of the history of the steal works

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Newbury
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I was up in Sheffield watching the Snooker and had an afternoon to kill, so dropped by Kelham Island, as I'd heard good things. As you pull up to the car park entrance, you're greeted by a huge cast iron crucible (quite apt, as I was watching Snooker, just down the road at the other Sheffield Crucible! The museum has... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A complete history of steel with lots of examples of items and some working machinery. There's a cafe and brewery nearby as well.

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Queensland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Family of 2 adults and 4 children spent the morning here...so much to see. Lots of interactive things for the children to do too.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The museum exhibitions are of Sheffield industry, workshops and a real Bessemer converter. This was used for melting Iron. Aparently Henry Bessemer's pilot converter is on display at the Science Museum (London) There is a steam engine built in 1905 which has regular demonstration. Well worth a visit.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Excellent day out. Exceptionally friendly lady on the till who was very informative. We stayed two nights in sheffield and this alongside the amazing on site cafe little mesters were the highlights.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I went with my 8 year old which was very interesting and he loved the Easter hunt they had on which was fun and we got to see the Ron Don engine working.They charge a reasonable fee adults and kids are free.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A great place to take children, with lots of interactive exhibits and an indoor soft play area. Also lots of interesting facts to learn about Sheffield's industrial history.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We got married here in July 2014 and what can we say other than it was a totally perfect day. The place looked amazing and it was totally worry free and a great price! If you are considering booking here for your special day, do not hesitate!!!

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