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Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Fascinating museum

Took a group of friends from out of town to visit. I have been before but never really had time to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Martin C
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Great place to visit

Its a great place to visit specially if you want to see giant machines working. The steam operated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Soumen M
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“steel industry” (40 reviews)
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
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+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a group of friends from out of town to visit. I have been before but never really had time to take everything in. It is a fascinating place with much history of the city, steel making, engineering and social history. Make sure you time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a great place to visit specially if you want to see giant machines working. The steam operated machine is probably the only surviving in Britain in its size and class. Takes only couple of hours to complete the visit though you can spend half...More

Thank Soumen M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sole reason for visiting Sheffield was to go to Kelham Island and see the River Don engine working. It was only by a chance remark from a volunteer at another site that I discovered that engine would not be running on the day I was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is well worth a visit whilst in Sheffield. It covers the various industries of the town with added attractions such as transport and fairground history. Very reasonable admission and within walking distance of the town centre. I loved the old street and recreated...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is many years ago when I last visited this attraction and it has improved a great deal with time. It now show cases all Sheffield's industries from steel making, tool making and cutlery. There are a mixture of working exhibits and static displays, films...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

The Kelham Island Museum is a great asset to the City of Sheffield, not only is it informative, seeing the old machinery, including the River Don Engine, but it's in such an up-and-coming, trendy area, with lots of cafes, apartments and pubs. They also have...More

1  Thank SheffieldPip
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Last Monday,we deceived to have a trip to Sheffield,to the museum ,we arrived at 10 ,as we needed disabled parking, very good parking, and so much to see ,The River Don Engine,at 400 tons and12,000 horsepower was started up at 12 o,clock, great, also there...More

1  Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We've had a busy week doing something new everyday and decided to stick closer to home today. I didn't have high expectations and I was really pleasantly surprised. First I found they give free entry to Sheffield Hallam University students. Toddlers also go free so...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Very highly recommended. Make sure you visit when the massive River Don Engine is in steam. There are other huge and impressive structures too - and lots to see or learn about from Sheffield's heritage, about the role of the steel industry during the wars,...More

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Brilliant place to visit to know what the City was like not so long ago when just about every knife has "Made in Sheffield" on it. Nice cafe and pub on site but when we had finished or visit they were closed. Some things i...More

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Surasahib
April 2, 2018|
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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
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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.
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