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Kelham Island Museum

Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
44-114-272-2106
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Ranked #9 of 121 attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Kelham Island museum is fairly small, but perfectly formed, and tells the story of industrial development in the Sheffield area, plus the history of steel. It's well worth checking out on days when they have a bit of a do on - the Victorian Christmas market and summer gigs they put on are great.

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Almoradi, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you are interested in the history of steel making in Sheffield, then Kelham Island Museum is a great place to visit and see exhibits both very large - Bessemer converter, Heavy Plate mill steam engine - and very small. There are also active workshops where craftsmen will demonstrate their skills in cutlery manufacture. For anyone with an Engineering/History bias,... More

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sheffield
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

we visited with an 8 year old and a one year old, the children loved it, we got an activity sheet that was free and we had little activities to do on the way round, there is a little indoor play area that the kids loved, I was disappointed with the availability of food, there is a coffee shop outside... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a lovely place. Value for money. The cafe and its staff miss worth a stop or two again totally worth visiting. Not forgetting to be there to see the largest steam engine in actiin

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This museum reflects what made Sheffield - the city of steel! Great day out for the family. It's got a little cafe and a small play area. I think this place could do with a bit of a cash injection, to make it Excellent!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We visited on a cold sunday with no real idea what the museum was like. Its small but easily passes a few very interesting hours. My little boy was amazed at the size of some of tge old foundry equipment and couldn't believe people used to work in a bonfire every day. The large stesm powered engine is incredibly noisy... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Both me and my husband are from steel backgrounds and work in the industry. Took our 2 children today who are 10 and 11 just for something to do. It took us well over 2 hours to look round and that was without being in one place for too long. It cost just 10 pound for the 4 of us... More

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Devon
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was all interesting, loved the giant River Don engine and felt that it was a privilege to see the 2 remaining Little Mesters working, making precise surgical instruments and beautiful penknives (3 year waiting list). Apparently you can also buy handmade stainless steel wedding rings. As these gentlemen were well past retirement age it felt very sad that there... More

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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Brilliant piece of Sheffield and industrial history. The river don engine is a MUST SEE plenty to see and do for all ages. Good value for money. Bistro great. Kids area good fun. I've been a few times and I always find new things to see.

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Essex
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I got more than I expected from the museum as it was quite large. £5 adult entry was good and I enjoyed looking around. Lots of interesting videos around to see how things were made and huge machines in action were fascinating to see. The children's play area inside was related to pretend you were a piece of metal, e.g.... More

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