Sheffield Weston Park Museum

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Sheffield Weston Park Museum

Sheffield Weston Park Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Weston Park Museum tells the story of Sheffield and its people, from pre-history to present day. Originally opened in 1875, Weston Park Museum has found lifelong fans in younger visitors and grown-ups alike for nearly 150 years. You’ll discover everything from archaeological treasures to zoological wonders, meet visitor favourites Spike the Woolly Rhino and Snowy the Polar Bear, and find out more about the people and events that shaped the city we know today. Displays also showcase Sheffield-themed highlights from the city’s art collection, including work by John Hoyland, Pete McKee, Jo Peel, Stanley Royle, Joe Scarborough, Godfrey Sykes and Emilie Taylor, as well as John Singer Sargent’s much-loved The Misses Vickers. The museum is also home to a programme of changing exhibitions and events for all ages.
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Barry W
Sheffield, UK35 contributions
Solo
The museum is okay but not particularly interesting. The cafe staff were incredibly miserable. The park is small and not interesting.
Written May 31, 2022
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Jackie E
Bolsover, UK168 contributions
Couples
What Sheffield seems to do well another great museum. Brilliant exhibitions, presented in an interesting way. The Kenneth Steel exhibition was fascinating. Lots to see for all ages, though not so much for pre school age? Will definitely return, too much to see in one visit!
Written April 24, 2022
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,049 contributions
We were having a walk in Weston Park and dropped in to the museum. It is free and has interesting exhibits about Sheffield. Well worth a visit.
Written April 8, 2022
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Alexandra
Chelmsford, UK13 contributions
Couples
My partner is from Sheffield, so he took me here for a day out. It’s in a beautiful location! And not a far walk from the city centre.

However, since my partner last visited he said a lot of rooms are now closed and not as much is on display. But admission is free and there is definitely still plenty to see here that will pass a few hours.

It’s great for local history, but also has other very interesting exhibitions, including an Egyptian section. My favourite experience was actually the art gallery and that’s coming from somebody who doesn’t usually enjoy that! It also has a nice little gift shop and cafe.

Definitely recommend if you’re in Sheffield and looking for activities to fill the day. Don’t skip this place out. :)
Written March 31, 2022
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Mike T.
Derby, UK54 contributions
Solo
This was really nice museum which is perfect for people of all ages. It perfectly showcases the history of Sheffield from its pre medieval beginnings to its famous Steel Making. I was most surprised by the temporary exhibit that was showcasing the work of artist Kenneth Steel. I have very little interest in art and yet, his paintings and drawings of British towns and cities were excellent. Especially seeing places I have recently visited but from the perspective of the early 20th century.
Written March 25, 2022
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Maggie L
Sheffield, UK13 contributions
We took a toddler & most exhibitions were of course for older guests. However our toddler was fascinated with the unexpected . General cleanliness and respect for distancing meant our toddler could spend time at floor level without being trampled and could experience space in a pleasant environment.
Our experience as adults was fantastic. Excellent exhibitions; something for everyone.
Cafe was clean well stocked spacious & friendly.
Written February 25, 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK611,728 contributions
Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were wandering around Weston Park on a beautiful, hot ,sunny Monday morning, its such an oasis of calm just off the city centre when we saw the magnificent building that is Weston Park Museum.
Although I never visited the museum I loved the look of the building, I'm figuring it to be a structure from the Georgian era, its a style of the I am particularly interested in, as we had our day planned out we couldn't really justify a trip to the museum, when we visit a museum we like to take in everything and not rush things ,that said I loved the look of the museum building and when I visit Sheffield again,hopefully pretty soon I will most definitely check out this museum.
Easy to locate in Weston Park.
Written September 15, 2021
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Ruby
Sheffield, UK15 contributions
Friends
Excellent displays and really informative! We had a lot of fun walking around all the exhibitions. We especially enjoyed their taxidermy collection (my personal favourite is the polar bear). the staff are all very helpful and kind! the museum cafe offers lots of options and we had lovely tea and cake there!
Written June 23, 2021
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Nader Haider
Nottingham, UK219 contributions
Located in Weston Park, its a nice little museum that showcased Sheffields history, as well as featured a natural history exhibit and an ancient Egypt one. We prebooked a spot ahead of time, so keep in mind you may have to do the same.
Written June 18, 2021
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juragirl
Ormskirk, England37 contributions
Really enjoyable museum in a lovely park - fascinating to learn about the history of Sheffield. Staff at the entrance very friendly and helpful. Certainly worth a visit!
Written June 17, 2021
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Sheffield Weston Park Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM