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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 124 Attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum is built on a man made island, kids under 16 get free entry to the museum it was very interesting I always thought knife and forks were known as cutlery but forks are known as flatware. It gave an insight as to how people lived. There were a few quizzes kids could do and an indoor play area.... More

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Aylesbury
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The huge Bessemer converter at the entrance to the museum gives an idea of the industrial heritage of this fine city and a visit to the museum itself is both informative and interesting. The interactive displays are great for young children, but there is also plenty to interest all ages. We visited with our older children (young adults really) to... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our first visit to the museum. Took our two granddaughters age10& 12and all four of us had an enjoyable 2hours . Excellent value for money .would visit again.

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Hathersage, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you want to know about Sheffield's past and what made this city, Kelham Island is a must. Set amongst the heritage that it depicts, the museum covers all aspects of the steel and manufacturing industry that Sheffield is famous for. Well worth a visit.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This museum is a must for visitors of this (former) center for steel industry. Very instructie and inspring, also for kids. What ingenuity was developed here! Do not miss the large steam engineering, in operation every two hours. Surrounding Kelvin Island is beautifully restaured. Also take the opportunity to visit one of the two top pubs of the British Ilses,... More

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Renmark, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Was interesting but signage to find it was a little sparse. After walking around in circles eventually found it. More needs to be done to brighten up the area making it a good tourist attraction.

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