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Kelham Island Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved visiting the Museum, and learning about so many parallels to the town in which I grew up, including the similar decline of the steel industry at the end of the last century. Learn about the marvels of the technologies, innovations, and human grit...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived as a group of 8 and asked about group discounts. Staff was fantastic and did offer us a deal. The museum was interesting and informative and we had a great time.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Kelham Island Museum a great place to while away an afternoon exploring the history of steel making in Sheffield. If you have an interest in anything industrial and history of a major city, the museum tells you the history of what Sheffield Steel Industry...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rushep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a whole afternoon at Kelham Island Museum. Very interesting and lots to see. The Dom engine is deffinitly worth a look at when working but make sure you check the times the engine is running on entry as it is only working for very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul T
Reviewed July 4, 2019

A very interesting way to spend a few hours. The museum is easy to navigate. The exhibits are varied and interesting. It gives a real sense of how tough life would have been for workers in the Steel industry in Sheffield and how the industry...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Ollie J
Reviewed June 11, 2019

A couple of interesting hours spent looking round learning about the industrial history, the highlight is the engine which is very impressive. Staff were enthusiastic and it was reasonable value for the entry fee. Could do with a little bit of freshening up but I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sam_on_tour_888
Reviewed June 8, 2019

Wonderful day out with our Grandson, who was totally in awe of most of the exhibits. He especially liked the enormous River Don Steam Engine and was virtually speechless when it was in action, it's awesome. The place is a monunent and a tribute to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dronfielddrifter
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Bessemer Converter, workshops and life throughout the industrial revolution. River Don Steam Engine (massive and impressive - particularly when working). Cars, motorbikes, presses, gas engine, steel plate manufacture for shipbuilding, cutlery, saws, guns and armaments. Tram from city centre to Shalesmoor then 500m walk. Toilets...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Richard A
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Was a nice way to fill a Sunday evening and the cafe had great food. Hallam university students are free also.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

I remember visiting Kelham Island Museum as a child and thinking that it was wonderful. Having lived in Sheffield all my life, I feel a little ashamed that it took me so long to return as an adult. But, I am already planning my next...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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fay s
August 15, 2019|
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Response from Richard A | Reviewed this property |
They certainly have knives and forks in the museum but whether they have the info you require I don't know. It's worth a visit anyway.
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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