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Sheffield Weston Park Museum

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David wrote a review Sep 2020
Lyon, France3,668 contributions598 helpful votes
This museum is located in the park of the same name. It has various galleries with an eclectic collection of items from Sheffield and other countries, from archeology, Egypt, animals, minerals, fossils and paintings. Very well documented and set for young audiences. Admission is free.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jackie C wrote a review Sep 2020
Peterborough, United Kingdom458 contributions52 helpful votes
Another great museum to visit and free. We visited in September and due to COVID you must book a ticket to visit to ensure visits are staggered. Many interesting items to see. Great for the children too
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Craig H wrote a review Sep 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom636 contributions82 helpful votes
We were delighted that the museum was back open even with the current COVID constraints and the pre-booking enabled. For some strange reason, you cannot book after 2PM on the system which needs to be rectified. We arrived -sans appointment- as they had all gone to be told the museum was practically dead anyway so got a walk-in. They were right which is a major concern straight away for us! Disappointed to see the main gallery near the entrance shut (across from the shop) so no access there. The usual bits were open including the butchers scene etc. Our fave part - the area around where Spike the Woolly Rhino lives was as usual fab (love the mask on him! Whoever came up with that idea.. give them a raise!!) and nothing much had change apart from the usual child friendly touchable items had been removed (COVID again of course) The 'sightseeing' telescope is off limits, again due to COVID which is the correct decision. The gallery remains the same and the changes to the bottom of the gallery were better - I can imagine a lot of decrying when children find out that the wooden boat they could climb on has now gone and been replaced however. Now onto the worst part of the change since we last went.. and the bit I went for the most of all.. the 'new' Egyptian portion of the museum which I had high hopes for. CRAP! With a capital CRAP. The arctic exhibit has now gone to be replaced with a small Egypt exhibit which while it did have a few nice touches, should be much larger and not just a cramped served attempt at a money grab (more Egyptian souvenirs to buy in the shop we notice). It feels forced in there and after all the hype and time taken to create that area should have been much larger. It has essentially ruined the mummies portion of the whole museum (thought the mummies were behind an enclosure which was temperature controlled?) and they are now stuck in a regulation glass case. Not good... not good at all! I was very disappointed. I get that Weston Park Museum has space issues but this could have been done so much better. Why not use the bottom of the gallery space for the Egyptian exhibit which would have been more prudent given the space advantages. Genuinely wouldn't advise taking small children there at the moment because the lack of interactive elements on offer would be a massive misstep.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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grandmapaulab wrote a review Mar 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Good day out for all ages, even younger children.Lots to see and displays really interesting and some hands on for all age groups.Enjoyed the the display of old toys from the past although we actually had some of them so made us feel a little older! Our grandchildren enjoyed the old butchers shop and playing in the old kitchen and house. Quite a modern museum full of really fascinating and interesting exhibitions.Our grandchildren love visiting and like the dressing up and the ice/eskimo display with the huge Polar Bear and the animal displays.Good cafe and facilities for children, babies and disabled.Have an indoor area to take picnic. Good gift shop.Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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theharrogatelady wrote a review Mar 2020
Harrogate, United Kingdom1,619 contributions576 helpful votes
Such a great museum in Weston Park next to University of Sheffield. It is packed full of local history and some quirky finds too! In early summer the banks of the lawns is the place to be with all the students. Ice cream van is always parked at the gate to cool you down after the museum.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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