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Kelham Island Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Definitely worth a visit

Small place but you can easily spend a few hours here. Lots of interesting things to see for all... read more

Reviewed today
Margaret M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Brilliant museum - we spent 5 hours here!

There is so much to see at this museum of Sheffield's steel industry - it really is interesting,so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed today via mobile

Small place but you can easily spend a few hours here. Lots of interesting things to see for all the family. Price for the ticket was reasonable too. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed yesterday

There is so much to see at this museum of Sheffield's steel industry - it really is interesting,so much so that we spent five hours here (including a sandwich lunch at the cafe.) There are some really unusual objects on display from cutlery dies to...More

Thank K5303JCjulied
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in industrial history of Sheffield this is a great place to visit. Staff all very helpful. Watching the River Don engine fire up was so impressive, and a real highlight for us was that we got to speak to Stan Shaw...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great event again at Kelham Island, a beer festival not to be missed set in the iconic museum, with a firing up of the Don Valley Engine thrown in, worth the entrance fee just for that.

Thank teepeeDerbyshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history and the working conditions are a small part of the story told by this museum. It is incredible to see how many different types of machinery and tools were made so long ago. The final part of the exhibition, the River Don engine...More

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating piece of our industrial heritage. Worth the admission alone to see the 12000 hp River Don Engine in action, truly awesome sight. The crafts people and volunteers were very informative. I had never realised all the different skills that used to go into making...More

Thank 1946Patrick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting industrial museum, it is very nice to see the machinery moving whilst learning about the accompanying lifestyle and socio-economic aspects. Understandably much of the focus is on steel and knife making. I think entry was £6 and it certainly passed a few...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kelham Island is an excellent museum that is well worth a visit for people of all ages , it tells some of the story of Sheffields Steel making and Steel working history , but it is not a complete story by any means. The exhibits...More

1  Thank CaptainCumbria
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Really enjoyed our wander through Kelham Island. Very interesting to take in the steelmaking history. Great family day out. Perfect spot to go for a bite to eat and drink afterwards...

Thank DaveParky1
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Not only was the history of steel interesting but the social history of those working in the industry and the affect on Sheffield itself is all covered within the displays. The mighty River Don steam engine is something to behold when it’s set going. A...More

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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
Ian S
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Folkiedave | Reviewed this property |
Catch a tram to Shalesmoor. About ten minutes walk from there.