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Address: Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
Phone Number: 44-114-272-2106
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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How to amuse grandchildren, grandfather and great grandfather in one session. A fascinating place, especially when the engine is working. Lots of things to see for the kids and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

How to amuse grandchildren, grandfather and great grandfather in one session. A fascinating place, especially when the engine is working. Lots of things to see for the kids and the big ones and a great way to Lear about Sheffield's heritage. A very good themed soft play area too.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I can't comment on the content of the Museum as I didn't get the chance to look at it. Having checked the website, we walked all the way to the museum. When we arrived there were a lot of people milling around in suits etc. There were no signs and nothing on their website to warn of the closure. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A really excellent museum highlighting Sheffield's significant contribution to the world; namely the invention and production of stainless steel. Many exciting things are on display, with the River Don steam engine being an absolute highlight. When this gets going, the sound, smell and visual effect of seeing such a large engine in motion is exceptional. Highly recommended.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Tremendous value with so much to see and do; fabulous re-enactments, entertainment and period stalls as well as a first class historical museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Went on the 19th on the annual 40s weekend. This event is fantastic! The museum itself is brilliant too.Plenty of information about Sheffield and it's industrial past.The cafe on the site is lovely. Good quality and plenty to eat.Only one complaint. The museum is not open enough.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Kelham Island Museum shows the history of the Sheffield by giving the steel and the industrial of the Sheffield. Many tools, uniforms, daily stuff of the steel worker. In little mester street, we can watch the Mr Shaw working on the knife or scissor. There is a pity that we did not catch the time when River Don Engine... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Well worth the visit, lots of history and very interesting feats of engineering. There is also a tour explaining how the river burst and the tragic circumstances the locals endured. If the children are off school then it's a must, you will enjoy a great day out!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were visiting relatives in Sheffield and came across this place in the old mill area. A very informative and visually pleasing museum. This area of Sheffield is being refurbished and cleaned up .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited on a wet day , looking for something to do and found this on trip advisor. Start to finish it's all very well done , huge steam engine really must be seen running , pretty awe inspiring. Small cafe was really excellent, I had all day breakfast , it was cooked to perfection. Compliments to the chef! Normally... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fantastic, a visit to my home town and see the working museum brought back memories of my time at British Steel Brightside Lane where the steam Engine finished its working life. Lots of very intresting exhibits, well worth a visit a must see when in Sheffield

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Additional Information about Kelham Island Museum

Address: Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
Phone Number: 44-114-272-2106
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Sheffield
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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