Kelham Island Museum

Learn what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and follow the growth of the city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the city of today, and the world!

Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield's industrial story.

Located in one of the city's oldest industrial districts, the Museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old.


Opening Times

Tue-Fri: 10am–4pm
Sun : 11am–5pm
Sat & Mon: Closed


Prices

Adults £7.70 (with gift aid)
Concessions £6.60 (with gift aid)
Accompanied Children (U16) FREE

Additional Information

Come inside and explore our new look Museum amidst the sights and sounds of industrial Sheffield. Wander through our interactive galleries telling the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production.

Learn what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and follow the growth of the city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the City of today and the world!

What to do in the Museum

The exhibition galleries are stacked full of objects and photographs from our collections to examine, watch moving, touch and listen to. We also have trails, colouring sheets and children's books for our younger visitors, as well as puzzles and activities on steelmaking and life at home.

For visitors who wish to learn more about diverse aspects of Sheffield's history, we have two research areas where you can sit and read about Workhouses, Religion, Leisure and histories of some of Sheffield's most famous firms.

The Melting Shop

The Melting Shop is an interactive play zone suitable for children aged between 2 and 9. Children clock in, are processed like steel, melted, rolled and hammered!

The Melting Shop has recently been refurbished is now open during the Sheffield school summer holidays - please watch for updates.

Groups need to book ahead for the Melting Shop - please contact the museum.

The Museum Gift Shop

The shop sells a wide range of quality gifts made in Sheffield.

Please call 0114 2722106 for more information.

The Little Mesters Café

Little Mesters is a relaxed cafe throughout the week and a vibrant bistro during the evenings at the weekend. There is a wide choice of food and drink options at Little Mesters.


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