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Kelham Island Museum

Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
44-114-272-2106
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Ranked #10 of 129 Attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A lovely little museum hidden away in the backstreet's near Sheffield parkway and paying tribute to the city's industrial past, this is a fun place for both old and young. There are several exhibits covering a wide variety of subjects which ensures that there 's something for everyone here and the little bouncy foundry for the kids is a really... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

went on a quiet day, so children could see everything . really informative day lots about heritage and history, great day out. wrap up warm though! will def go back for the Christmas fayre end november

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent place, and plenty to see. This place is very informative, and is excellent for kids and adults. The only downside was being only downside was the bridge was shut so had to go back to reception with the pram for them to open open it. Plenty of things to do too, and see and interactivity with a lot of... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is probably the first time that I have been to an attraction and thought that the advertising completely undersells it. The boys (aged 12, 8 and 6) really enjoyed themselves, especially the middle one who loves machinery. All the exhibits are near to hands on activities which kept the boys entertained as well as learning lots too. Getting to... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited for a traditional sunday lunch, which we had had before, but it wasn't on the menu. Enjoyed what we did have, but gutted as we were looking forward to a roast!

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Doncaster, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I visited here on a whim. There was free parking and it is just a few minutes from the city centre. It cost £5 each to go in, which i didnt think was too bad. I would call this a boy museum, i am not being sexist, i did enjoy myself, but it is very good for boys and men... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A visit to this museum is a must if you are in Sheffield and have some time to spare It provides a great insight into Sheffield's rich history of steel production and the manufacture of industrial steel components, tools, cutlery, etc. Not only this, it has many working examples of machinery that was used to provide power to and refine... More

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Seminole, Texas
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31 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The industrialization period has always interested me and this museum brought the steelmaking aspect to life. The machinery is huge and has been repaired and preserved so it is as near authentic as possible. It was hard, dirty and hot work and although I didn't see anything that mentioned industrial accidents I am sure there were many and they were... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We went one Saturday with a half price Groupon voucher and it was great. Very interesting and plenty to see. They had bands playing live music, stalls selling home made goodies and drinks. Think it was some kind of festival but well worth a visit, will definitely go again when in town.

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South Yorkshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Visited Kelham Island museum on 21/09/14 with my friend after buying a 2 for 1 voucher on Groupon to attend the "Down By The Riverside" festival, so glad we went, what a fantastic place! If you're from South Yorkshire and have an interest in the history of our wonderful steel making heritage then you should go. So informative as an... More

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