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Kelham Island Museum

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

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Very interesting museum

A great place to take children, with lots of interactive exhibits and an indoor soft play area. Also lots of interesting facts to learn about Sheffield's industrial history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to take children, with lots of interactive exhibits and an indoor soft play area. Also lots of interesting facts to learn about Sheffield's industrial history.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We got married here in July 2014 and what can we say other than it was a totally perfect day. The place looked amazing and it was totally worry free and a great price! If you are considering booking here for your special day, do not hesitate!!!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Well laid out. The river don engine is worth the visit on its own . Good exhibits with plenty to see . Nice cafe which is reasonably priced.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great for adults and children alike- lovely and modern with just enough info to get a potted history of the steel industry in Sheffield.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We recently got married at kelham Island museum. The staff were helpful and well organised, we had an amazing time made lots of memories to start our married life. All our guests commented on our venue choice and how unusual it was but how much they enjoyed it. The venue also had a play area for the kids where little... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We have been here a couple of times over the last twelve months via various family members and it has been an excellent couple of hours both times. There is lots of information, displayed and also of you are there at the right time you can see The Don Engine being run.

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very worthy of a visit for history of Sheffield and the steel works. I previously been here many years ago and can remember going here as a child with school. Kelham is very informative and is a good day outm

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Mold, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum. My family worked in the steel industry and Dad was a joiner so there was lots of relevant things for me to see. Very well done. Lots of interactive things for children and the huge steam engine was a sight to see. Unlike many museums there was an entrance fee of £5.50 per adult, but worth... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved it all great interaction for kids but also for adults a good afternoon out and great cafe nothing dislike

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Somerset, UK
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kids really ought to see this stuff - not sure how many will appreciate it though. Nearly gave this a four as we had no idea where to park only to find the car park right by the museum. It is in doors but was pretty cold so wrap up warm on a cold day. Loads of litter in the... More 

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