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Kelham Island Museum

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The History of Sheffield Steel Making

The highlight of the museum is the steam engine, the biggest stationary steam engine in the country... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barry C
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Chorley, United Kingdom
Good place to visit

I liked the Museum and it gave me a real insight into the history of Sheffield industry. My only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
foodiequinn1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have gone to kelham island Christmas for years and consider it to be the start of our Christmas. This year we were very disappointed as it wasn't the Victorian Christmas market we were looking forward to. There was no fun fair...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glynis B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look forward to the Christmas market each year but this year it was poor. Wanted to take the extended family and unfortunately they had other plans but I’m glad they couldn’t make it as we rave about it every year and this would have been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually look forward to Kelham Island Christmas Fair! However, this year it was very scaled back and still the same entrance fee of £6. Wasn’t worth the money. Hope next year it returns to normal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank el1995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of the museum is the steam engine, the biggest stationary steam engine in the country with an output of 12,000 hp it is really big. It is under steam for a few minutes at different times during the day. We saw it at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the Museum and it gave me a real insight into the history of Sheffield industry. My only comment would be it was a bit confusing to navigate.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank foodiequinn1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is quite a lot to see here and all well displayed. Beware though, for some odd reason it is shut on Fridays and Saturdays. The River Don Steam engine is an amazing sight and if you can stay to see it in steam it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nelly_norman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see in this city. Incredible range of exhibits, from craftsmans shops to equipment and of course the amazing engine! We really enjoyed. Thankyou.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Georgi984
Reviewed November 6, 2018

not the biggest of museums but plenty to keep you entertained for a hour or so. enjoyed my time at this museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DavidMosley3
Reviewed November 6, 2018

this is such a well set up place, full of interesting stories, objects and people who are volunteers.They really bring the history of Sheffield to life.The massive steam engine is awesome.This is really a great place to visit, particularly on a dreary day as it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clive W
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Had a very informative visit, there were interactive things to do and to watch the largest engine run was amazing! Must see for all ages

Date of experience: October 2018
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Surasahib
April 2, 2018|
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Arthur M
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Sheffield Indus... S | Property representative |
Hello apologies for the delay in responding. We would recommend for you at least a couple of hours to include the River Don Engine running at 12 & 2pm Monday - Thursday and 12, 2 and 4pm on Sundays. Or spend the day with us... More
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Ian S
November 15, 2016|
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Catch a tram to Shalesmoor. About ten minutes walk from there.
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