Exhibitions in Sheffield

With such a fantastic array of museums and galleries in Sheffield (many of which are free to visit) you'll never be short of interesting exhibitions to explore in the city.

While there are some fascinating permanent exhibitions in the city, which are available to peruse all-year round, here you'll find listings for temporary exhibitions in Sheffield which are only available for a limited amount of time- catch them before they're gone! 

Exhibition listings

Colour and Light: Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection

The four artists known as the Scottish Colourists, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, John Duncan Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter and Samuel John Peploe, were one of the most talented, experimental and distinctive groups in 20th century British art.

14 Jul 2023 - 09 Dec 2023

Ghosted Ground

An new exhibition by artist Joanna Whittle inspired by the collections of the National Fairgrpnd and Circus Archives

24 Jul 2023 - 10 Dec 2023

The Great Sheffield Art Show Online 2023

The Great Sheffield Art Show is a yearly art exhibition based in Sheffield, which is hosted entirely online.

29 Sep 2023 - 31 Dec 2023

Barbie You Can be Anything: The Experience at Meadowhall

Meadowhall is working with leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world, Mattel, to bring the UK’s number one doll property and global phenomenon, Barbie™ to Sheffield.

30 Sep 2023 - 07 Jan 2024

Pioneers: John Ruskin, William Morris and the Bauhaus

A new exhibition at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery showcasing around 100 key works spanning furniture, design, homeware, paintings and works on paper, including an array of national and international loans.

19 Oct 2023 - 21 Jan 2024

Cornucopia – selected mixed group exhibition

Cornucopia – selected mixed group exhibition with a launch event.

18 Nov 2023 - 06 Jan 2024

City of Rivers at Weston Park Museum

Sheffield is a city born from its rivers, sculpting the landscape and powering the industries that made it prosper. This exhibition brings together stories, objects, artwork, film and photography to chronicle the city's relationship with its waterways.

24 Nov 2023 - 03 Nov 2024

A Tale as Old as Time

For Christmas this year, Wentworth Woodhouse are presenting A Tale as Old as Time – a visitor-led experience throughout the State Rooms and West Front Gardens.

28 Nov 2023 - 07 Jan 2024

Sheffield Cathedral Illuminated: Starlight

Follow The ‘Starlight’ to Sheffield Cathedral this Christmas, as Luxmuralis return with another stunning lightshow 5 - 9 December, the perfect start to your festive celebrations.

05 Dec 2023 - 09 Dec 2023

Open Up Sheffield 2024

With 100+ studios taking part, Open Up Sheffield is one of the largest open studio events outside of London and helps showcase some of Sheffield's finest creative talents. This year it will take place over two weekends, 4 May - 6 May & 11 May - 12 May.

04 May 2024 - 12 May 2024