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

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SOMETHING TO DO ON A RAINY DAY

We spent a pleasant 3 hours at this attraction. Reasonably priced OAP £4.50 each (we then got a £1 discount each as English Heritage members). Managed to see the mighty River... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We spent a pleasant 3 hours at this attraction. Reasonably priced OAP £4.50 each (we then got a £1 discount each as English Heritage members). Managed to see the mighty River Don steam engine working (it usually operates twice a day), something for everyone including a children's play area. Not open on Fridays and Saturdays. Cafe serves both posh food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A very nice museum in Sheffield. A good way to learn about Steel making, about cutelary and Sheffield history.

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Offenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield is a must-see attraction for people interested in the industrial history of not only Sheffield but the Midlands and North England. There are many intriguing exhibits (see my photos), and because of the informative displays it's also a wonderful venue for parents with children between, say, 8-16. Especially since children under 16 enjoy a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

the place has something for everyone please visit and i bet you wont be disappointed, the kids will love it, my best bit was the shear power of the steam engine,

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Northumberland, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

There's lots for kids to see and do, though they would need an adult to explain a lot of the things. The coffee shop is great with good coffee and cake (we didn't want a meal). I thoroughly enjoyed my visit of an hour or two.

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Barnsley, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went for a Sunday afternoon visit with wife and 3 kids. Very impressed, lots to look. The rolling mill engine is unique and is worth a visit just to see that. The Hawley Collection is another gem that shouldn't be missed. If the kids are a bit hyper there is a small play area which was quite good (it can... More 

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Hakuba-mura, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I still love this place. Especially the River Don Engine. If you have any interest in Sheffield industry this is the perfect place to visit. Some great proper pubs around afterward for lunch.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a hidden gem of a museum in Sheffield There was so much of interest to see from the 'little mesters' workshops, the transport gallery through to the massive steam engine which used to power the rolling mills. We learnt so much about the steel industry and Sheffield

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It is worth a visit when they have things on as they dress up etc in costume. The engine runs I think twice a day but part of the history of the steal works

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Newbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I was up in Sheffield watching the Snooker and had an afternoon to kill, so dropped by Kelham Island, as I'd heard good things. As you pull up to the car park entrance, you're greeted by a huge cast iron crucible (quite apt, as I was watching Snooker, just down the road at the other Sheffield Crucible! The museum has... More 

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