With so much on offer across the city, here you'll find 10 of the best for a whistle-stop tour of Sheffield's must-see attractions- but for even more ideas of Things to See and Do head to our comprehensive listings of attractions here.
One of the most-visited free attractions in England, the Millennium Gallery is Sheffield's premier destination for art, craft & design. The Gallery is the permanent home of Sheffield’s unique Metalwork Collection and Ruskin Collection, while also playing host to major touring exhibitions.
The largest urban glasshouse anywhere in Europe, Sheffield's Winter Garden is 70 metres long and 22 metres high (large enough to house 5000 domestic greenhouses) and home to more than 2500 plants from all around the world.
Converging in the heart of the city, in the regally and aptly named Tudor Square, Sheffield Theatres is a complex of three theatres, comprised of The Crucible, its more intimate Studio Theatre and the adjacent Lyceum Theatre. Together, along with the neighbouring Library Theatre, they form the largest theatre complex outside of London.
Once the beating heart of industry, Kelham Island is one of Sheffield’s oldest manufacturing sites. The remains of the numerous cutlery and steel works, factories and workshops is part of what gives the area its distinct charm, except nowadays these buildings house everything from indie shopping arcades to microbreweries and galleries.
Situated close to the urban city centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and now cover 19 acres on a south-west sloping site. Listed by English Heritage as a Grade II site of special historic and architectural interest, there are over 18 different garden areas, based on geographical or botanical themes from across the world, with over 5500 species.
Sheffield Cathedral is the oldest building in the city, still in daily use. Formerly the Parish Church of Sheffield, it was granted Cathedral status in 1914 – however the history of Christianity on this site goes back over 1000 years. From its Norman bricks to its 60s tower, it is full of stories – stories that reflect the evolution of the city, its people and their place in history.
Fire your imagination in the world’s largest combined Emergency Services Museum! The museum is located in one of Yorkshire's first purpose-built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations, dating back to 1898, with over 40 vehicles on display and three floors of exhibits.
Discover the real story of Sheffield, from its geological roots to the people, politics and music that shaped the modern city. The city's amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures are brought to life through fascinating histories, incredible facts and interactive exhibits.