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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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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fascinating History

Had a great time discovering the history of Sheffield and the history of steel! Never knew stainless steel was first made in Sheffield!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nathan C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time discovering the history of Sheffield and the history of steel! Never knew stainless steel was first made in Sheffield!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My brother visited from California over Christmas. We are both cabinet makers and craftsmen, so I took him to Pelham Island to drool over the tools, the lovely Mester's shops which have been reconstructed and the history of Steel City. Perfect, as we ended up in the Kelham Island Tavern later

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Thank Henk L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alot ot see, do and read. All of it interesting. Easily spend half a day here, if not longer. Staff very helpfull and friendly.

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Thank mcdonnellimelda
Grand Rapids, United States
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant museum. smaller than expected but perfectly sized. tonnes of information about sheffield and its working history. Friendly anf informative staff and dont miss the little shops on the left hand side.

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Thank Richard A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have now been here a few times over the last few years, the kids and my partner whos an engineer is in his element and loves it here! The kids favourite part is the big steam engine that shows a few times a day.... Theres sooo much information/facts to learn about, and the place is always adding extras things... More 

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Thank Amy E
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of the steel industry and sets the social context really well. The other steel related craft displays are equally impressive.

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Thank jchrisj52
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been several times, usually 'cos we've been showing friends and family around, but it's right interesting to see stuff, especially the old engines and videos, the information boards are good. They do a Christmas fair there which I think used to be good, but last time we went in December 2015 it was full of overpriced tat and a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real treat for young and old this is easy to get to by public transport or car - and parking available. Its interesting and educational.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum and very, VERY affordable entrance fee. Everything is well laid out and easy to walk around. Keeping a 3 year old entertained for 2 and a half hours (including some dinner at the onsite cafe) is no mean feat. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone.

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Thank Random1977
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Our recent visit to the Christmas market was great. The atmosphere created by the stands and entertainers was a great start to Christmas. The stalls had a great variety of quality and quirky goods which made Christmas shopping easy. We also enjoyed seeing the working exhibitions. The two massive engines made the visit comp!ete

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