Sheffield Stories: Caribbean Footsteps

10 May 2024 - 31 Jan 2025

This new exhibition celebrates the many ways that people of African Caribbean heritage have contributed to Sheffield life.

Shaped by community co-curators, displays share inspiring stories of journeys, culture and heritage, from church, sport and carnival to fighting racism and discrimination.

Over 75 years ago, the HMT Empire Windrush brought people seeking new opportunities from the Caribbean to fill post-war labour shortages in the UK.

These passengers, and other arrivals between 1948 and 1971, helped forge Britain’s future. Contributions from later generations reflect on the legacy of those who arrived decades before, while interactive displays explore food, music, games and fashion.