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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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Interesting local industrial museum

There is quite a lot to see here and all well displayed. Beware though, for some odd reason it is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Fascinating museum

A must see in this city. Incredible range of exhibits, from craftsmans shops to equipment and of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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“steel industry”(43 reviews)
“steel making”(33 reviews)
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 4 days 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.

Thank Georgi984
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank DavidMosley3
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Clive W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 October 9, 2018

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
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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.