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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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Lovely place

Perfect place for those, who intereating in Sheffield steel industry. The best part heart of the museum, is the real steam engine - must see in Sheffield!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect place for those, who intereating in Sheffield steel industry. The best part heart of the museum, is the real steam engine - must see in Sheffield!

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Thank Patrik B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a truly amazing museum. With the waking up of the world of "making" Sheffield shows off as a center of making for a long, long time. The history, tools and machines were fabulous and the gigantic steam engine is magnificent! Worth the trip if you love machines and how things are made.

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Thank johncharlespaul
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyable museum and well laid out. Look out for the River Don Steam Engine still in working order. Don't forget to buy Sheffield's famous Henderson's relish from the shop!

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Thank Redberry10
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well set out exhibits, with activities to engage children, who get in for free. There are plenty of volunteers to answere any questions. There are places to sit and rest throughout. All the staff in the museum, and in the associated cafe were very helpful, and we enjoyed coffee and a light lunch there.

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Thank MarWh
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlight of visit was seeing the 'River Don engine' working at midday. My husband enjoyed all the heavy industrial exhibits and I loved the lighter exhibits, silverware, cutlery, scissors etc. Lots of interesting 'hands on ' for youngsters also. Something for everyone.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this an excellent museum detailing the industries of Sheffield, which I knew nothing about until then. There was a lot to see, and one good show for families and children was the running of the River Don Steam Engine twice a day; this is the largest steam engine still running in the UK. Possibly the knife display was... More 

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Thank Liz R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit . It's fantastic to see the machines of old and visit the little mesters work shops .

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 very interesting hours and enjoyed every minute. It's extremely week presented with personal accounts dotted around. My husband was there to take a trip down memory lane and to fill in the gaps from his dad's old stories of his days with British Steel. I was fascinated by the social history accounts and how Sheffield women had... More 

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Thank Julie F
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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