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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
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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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A Fantastic Place To Visit

I have probably been round this museum over a hundred times since it first opened, and really think it is a fantastic place to visit. As well as seeing the mighty steam engine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mark B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have probably been round this museum over a hundred times since it first opened, and really think it is a fantastic place to visit. As well as seeing the mighty steam engine running, I very much recommend that you spend ten minutes watching master cutler Stan Shaw at work. Stan really is a treasure in his own right! A... More 

Thank Mark B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wife and I visited the Kelham Island Industrial Museum on Wednesday 25th November. We had been away for a couple of days staying in the Meadow Hall Travelodge and doing some Christmas shopping. The Museum is about 4 miles from Meadow Hall and car parking is free if a bit limited. The entry price is modest and there is... More 

Thank Ron H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated about half a mile for Sheffield city centre and surrounded by modern flats, you step back 150 years at the gate. Large and small industrial artefacts topped off with the mights River Don steam engine. You MUST make sure you go on a steam day as the energy this beastie produced has to be felt through your feet. Brilliant... More 

Thank Len S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are three industrial museums in Sheffield staffed by right friendly folk. This one tells the story of the city's steel industry, and it's main attraction is the colossal 12,000 horsepower steam powered machine that served for 70 years rolling out 40cm thick steel armour plating for battleships and nuclear reactors! They start it up three times a day at... More 

Thank Frank G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had our wedding here on Halloween this year. The venue is absolutely amazing and the staff were so helpful and easy going and truly did everything they could to make our day special. The steam engine room is a unique and incredible place for a ceremony and the fact that our guests could enjoy everything the... More 

Thank Danielle T
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is ba.sically a museum of life gone by in the sheffield area, there are many hands on zones andworkshops where peoplew can be seen operating as in the old daysthe museum is on several levels accessed by stairs and lifts, there is a giant steam engine which has been lovingly restored to pristine condition. food is available on site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the exhibits but on a 1940s day when it was alive with music, dancing,stalls and vintage cars was amazing

Thank Chris B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I vaguely remembered coming here with a school trip many years ago so I wanted to relive some of those memories. When I got there, nothing came back to me. Parking up it did feel like I was stepping back in time and I could imagine the area teaming with Victorian men and horses and carts hard at work. For... More 

Thank Leanne F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of displays telling the Sheffield story. We spent a really interesting 3 hours there on a damp Sunday. We thought it good value for money. It's free for U16's but, in our opinion, is not really suited to younger children. There's a lot of reading if you want to know 'what's what' The River Don Engine is impressive but... More 

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Sheffield Indus... S, General Manager at Kelham Island Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I am delighted that you had a good experience around the Museum. You may have seen the building work that is going on next the River Don Engine room, this extension will allow us to show further information about the Engine and how it is powered. I have passed your comments regarding your experience onto... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to spend a Saturday morning at this interesting museum, possibly look at kelham island brewery also. Word of warning, they aren't open on Saturday . however nice pubs and cafes around.

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