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Kelham Island Museum

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Address: Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | 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 real gem of a museum

We spent the morning at this great little museum - my other half taking a trip down memory lane; I was fascinated by the accounts of local people working in Sheffields industrial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
E4504VPcarolh
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the morning at this great little museum - my other half taking a trip down memory lane; I was fascinated by the accounts of local people working in Sheffields industrial past. I learnt so much about the city's social history and how important it had been to the war effort. I should imagine the highlight for all visitors... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Kelham Island. My little boy (17 months) loved it, particularly the workbench in the tools gallery and the melting shop soft play area. The melting shop was a fantastic way to explain the steel making process! takes about 1hr-1.5 hrs to go round. Although my little one didn't mind, I have heard that other kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We (family of 4, 2 children aged 5&11) spent a great afternoon at Kelham Island. Lots of the exhibits the children could interact with, which is great with kids who like to touch things. The River Don Engine is something quite extraordinary and will fascinate any age for a good 10 minutes (enthusiasts maybe a little longer). We enjoyed lunch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took the kids in the holidays. Staff very friendly and helpful. Had quizzes to keep the kids interested in each area. Spent about 3 hours there and they were happy to stay that long. Enjoyed the steam engine display that happens on the hour. Would benefit from an indoor/outdoor picnic area but other than that a lovely day. Also worth... More 

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Thank Nicole R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the museum ..lots of displays about Sheffield steel works , and how women worked in the steel works and the river Don engine was awesome when it was started up .

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Thank Lynn C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum,12 year old and me decided to visit Kelham Island industrial museum on Monday. The exhibits are very well signed and set out,although the snap room looked a little bit empty.We even saw a little mester at work. The steam engine was fantastic if not a little noisy!!! The one thing that let's it down is the cafe.Not the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to understand the growth and fame of industrial Sheffield. many working exhibits and a fun play area for kids although they will be equally fascinated by the many working engines and displays of genuine items that show the quality synonomous with the phrase "made in Sheffield"

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Thank Richard L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my wife, father in law and 2 young daughters and they were free and it was 6 pounds for adults and £5 for concessions. We spend an hour or 2 looking round and there were lots of different things that interested us all with some interactive items giving an informative view of Sheffield's history. There is parking at the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming place. Very old school and especially of interest to the older generation who can recollect and relive through the exhibitions the experiences of Sheffield pre and post war. Worth a visit then have a pint at the fat cat or Kelham island pubs which are close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to come here before heading back home. Very interesting place that gives you a lot of background on the Sheffield steel industry. The enormous steam engine is fascinating to see operating, they announce when it is going to run. There are a few old vehicles here too.

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