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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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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Its been quite some time since I last visited this museum, but it wont be such a long time until the next visit. My 6 year old grand daughter loved it all and the staff were really informative and friendly. well done to all for making this place a great place to visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited Kelham Island on a wet and cold day in May. It proved to be a fun place to visit with our young children. There is enough to occupy younger children and also older minds. The displays are interesting and informative. I particularly liked the really big bomb casing. Toilets and cafe are available. We attended on a Friday... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were married in Kelham Island museum on Good Friday. It is a great and unusual wedding venue and all our guests said how much they had enjoyed the day. The staff were very helpful, thank you Rachel, and the catering was expertly carried out by The Little Mesters. The venue is closed to the public for weddings every Friday... More

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