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Kelham Island Museum

Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
44-114-272-2106
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Ranked #11 of 125 Attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Been here now a few times has some great local pubs serving traditional ale, try and visit when there's festivals on as well worth it, you will,also find some lovely restaurants here.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a pre-arranged tour for a group of us, all severely sight impaired, but nothing was too much trouble for the staff here at Kelham Island. Our delightful guide, Rebecca explained about the sensory provision and then proceeded to escort us around some of the very interesting areas which had tactile exhibits and displays. She was well-informed, patient and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Well worth a visit especially looking at the steam engine which was used in the mills in bygone days. Giver you a idea of what it was like in the years gone by.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

History of the Sheffield Steel Industry. It was nice to see how things have changed through the years. It's very inexpensive and a great treat for kids and adults alike.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

An excellent interactive museum, full of surprises, and some gigantic steel history pieces. Also demonstrates the small entrepreneurial spirit of the hundreds of knife, blades and other industries. A must to visit, £5 for adults, under 16s free, great value, need at least 2 hours though.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Sheffield steel industry was at the cutting edge during the industrial revolution, now there is little of it left. Here you can see how manufacturing was so important to Sheffield's working classes! Sadly there are few of them left!

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