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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
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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Forties weekend at kelham island museum

Spent most of the day (23 july sat), at kelham island museum and had a brilliant day with my other half at £6 each. The weather was very kind and the entertainment was great, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Christopher M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent most of the day (23 july sat), at kelham island museum and had a brilliant day with my other half at £6 each. The weather was very kind and the entertainment was great, and seeing some of the machinery working a real experience would recommend, nearly forgot plenty of food and drink at reasonable prices, will go again.

Thank Christopher M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum addresses itself exclusively to the industries that made Sheffield great. It traces the rise of the steel industry and houses the largest working steam engine, several vintage cars, all manner of tools and knives. Explanations are brief but very informative and help to understand the hard life of the times. Each year in July there's a back to... More 

Thank Wendy P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The thing you really, really need to know before you visit Kelham Island Museum is that it closes on Fridays and Saturdays. No, not just in the "off season" but all year round, including during the school summer holidays. I came here last Saturday with a friend and her 5-year-old, who was very excited about seeing the machines. We were... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited today and along with all the usual good stuff at Kelham Island it was a celebration of 1940s wartime. Great to see folks dressed in their vintage gear, the chance to browse the vintage stalls and listen to some great music from the era. Was impressed to find the small Herd of Sheffield elephants there too. Lunch in the... More 

Thank julieedmonds65
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum devoted to the history of steel making in Sheffield and child friendly too. Don't miss the running of the River Don engine - an outstanding example of the power of steam. Good little cafe plus some good pubs nearby.

Thank BobW26
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem of a place which I never tire of bringing friends and visitors to.The place is not huge and overpowering museum,and represents an important part of the industrial nature of Sheffield and Yorkshire over the past couple of centuries.very accessible,the only quirky thing is that it is shut on saturdays.must be a French connection there somewhere! Do... More 

Thank molarnator
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with family who had come up from leicester for the day, and I must say, when we arrived in the car park I was regretting the dessiccion. I thought we would be done in ten minutes. In fact, we were there about 3 hours all in all (including a coffee sat outside the lovely little coffee shop opposite).... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just wish we had had more time, we arrived just an hour and a half before closing, however we did manage to get round and see everything, this really is a fantastic heritage museum, if you are in or around Sheffield and industrial heritage is your thing don`t miss the opportunity, we did miss the running of the enormous steam... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet begins the story of Sheffield's contribution to metal production in the world. Kelham Island completes it. This is well worth a visit from the Bessemer Converter outside, to the River Don rolling engine inside you will learn a lot about Sheffield's contribution to the industrial revolution and how stainless steel is still important to the city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We found this museum fascinating, in spite of the fact that we live in an area with several industrial museums, all of which we have visited a number of times. Unfortunately, the big engine wasn't running the day we were there; it was maintenance day. Nevertheless, we were kept interested for quite some time. The café served a decent coffee,... More 

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