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Kelham Island Museum

Address: Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
Phone Number: 44-114-272-2106
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Ranked #8 of 83 Attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Yorkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

As an old engineer with a long experience of working in the engineering industry in Sheffield this evokes ones memory. Great stuff

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Whitby, North Yorkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is an amazing place which has so much to enjoy and learn. We went as a couple but there are lots of fun things for young children to do, including a wonderful themed playroom. We spent 3 hours alone exploring the ground floor but there are two further floors with transport and other items such as the history of... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a brilliant museum. Discover Sheffield's past and see a steam engine in operation and also the little meisters working, recommended.

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Sheffied
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a must. So interesting, entertaining & educating! Everytime we have visited over the last 20 years with family & friends, this was a delight. Good food in the restaurant too. Great shop.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited on Sunday the last day of the market and it was a good experience. The entry fee is £6 per adult which included entry to the museum which is very interesting. All the stallholders were dressed in Victorian costumes which added to the atmosphere. There was a variety of stalls selling Xmas gifts, jewellery, knitwear, food and drink (beer... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This good old fashioned Christmas Fayre at the Kelham Island Museum was well worth the visit, not overly expensive to get in at £6 per person, plenty of stalls, food & music, great day out. The museum is well worth a visit, the amount of times you hear, " My dad did this" or My Dad did that" very funny... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to see the christmas market. The entry fee was £6 for adults . We found this a reasonable price because there was lots to see and do. There is the museum showing the history of industry and we saw the last surviving little mester.There was lots of stalls selling gifts from pewter items, handmade jewellery, candles, wollens,speciality beers... More 

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Birmingham, UK
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35 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A very good Christmas market with lots of entertainment, characters and goodies to try. Get there early if you are going, its very popular! Don't know what Santa is like as our children were too old to sit on his knee!! A bonus of seeing the big steam engine in action too. We would re-visit when the Christmas fair is... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Had never been to this museum before but a fantastic idea to have the Christmas Market in the Museum meaning you had the opportunity to look around. A really good history of Sheffield, interactive rooms and a great working large piston room. There was a good variety of stalls - food, Christmas, craft and drinks with stages and music also... More 

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Sheffield
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117 reviews 117 reviews
55 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very good Christmas fair with stallholders dressed in period costumes. All in museum setting which is very interesting and based on industry in Sheffield. Good for a visit at any time but go early for the market event. Lots of food and local crafts. Well organised, good fun.

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