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Kelham Island Museum

Alma St. | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
44-114-272-2106
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Ranked #8 of 124 attractions in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a brilliant place to visit with the young ones to educate them on the history of Sheffield. The staff are all friendly and helpful. It was the engineering aspects of the visit that eally interested me, good for kids and adults alike!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A great museum of Sheffield, to a stranger it offers a great insight to the history of Sheffields Steel/cutlery manufacturing. Being a Sheffielder I found it a fascinating place to visit with a huge variety of historical material, and would definitely visit again. The restaurant is great value for money too with a good selection of fresh foods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great little museum telling of the industrial history of sheffield in its engineering era, some good exhibits and friendly staff, worth a visit

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A wonderful find - by accident - on the net. You really, really need to get the profile of this museum up there - I can't recommend it enough and the café! Good lord how many people are they feeding with one butty? I couldn't eat it all! A diversity of things to see - but the River Don engine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely museum. We took a 3&4 year old & there was lots for them to do whilst we looked at all the info & exhibits. They loved the indoor play area! Only downside was the cafe was too small and we couldn't get a table (& it wasn't even that busy when we went!)

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is one of my favourite museums in the world (and I've been to lots of amazing museums in New York, San Francisco, Sydney to name a few). It is so special to be able to experience Sheffield's industrial heritage first hand down little Mesters and surely one of the most thrillingly things in the world is to see the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved this place. As a new resident of Sheffield I wanted to explore some of its history and this was the perfect place to do so. Guys who were on duty were great. The engine is noisy but worth viewing. Food available across the courtyard. Will return here as I'm sure I've missed some of the details. Walking round the... More

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Poole
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited museum whilst partner went to the archives- very interesting & well worth a visit. Easily fill a couple of hours if not longer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

From seeing a Bessemer Converter for the first time (sad that something so intimately related to flame and heat is rusting in the rain, but it is HUGE) to the tiny scissors made for the Great Exhibition, this is exactly the Museum I was hoping for. Given the sheer size of some of the pieces, it has a good selection... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Its got everything you would want in a museum of this kind. The only grumble would be that its not open 7 days a week as I'm sure its missing out on a lot of visitors.

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