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Kelham Island Museum

Open Now: 11:00 - 16:45
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Great museum

I've been visiting the museum since I was just a child. It's a place, my friends and I go to once... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ivy G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
One of The Largest steam engines in the world

The displays are very interesting and the museum has grown significantly since I last visited. The... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting the museum since I was just a child. It's a place, my friends and I go to once in three years to relieve our history. I plan on taking my grandson with me next time around. I'm sure the sight of old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

The displays are very interesting and the museum has grown significantly since I last visited. The museum celebrates Sheffield's steel industry with examples of cutlery, tools and motor vehicles. There is also information about the impact of the 2 world wars on Sheffield industry. We...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

The story of steel. Fascinating museum if your interested in local history. Steel is Sheffield and during the 80/90s the industry fell apart. Great news is that investors have ploughed money into steel and in particular raising the industry from the ground and creating lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 14 December 2018

I have been wishing to visit this museum in the 'Steel City', i was not disappointed. A journey back through the history of what once made this city so great, peeping into the lives of the people who worked in all the various sectors of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MRS140
Reviewed 2 December 2018

My family and I have gone to kelham island Christmas for years and consider it to be the start of our Christmas. This year we were very disappointed as it wasn't the Victorian Christmas market we were looking forward to. There was no fun fair...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Look forward to the Christmas market each year but this year it was poor. Wanted to take the extended family and unfortunately they had other plans but I’m glad they couldn’t make it as we rave about it every year and this would have been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Usually look forward to Kelham Island Christmas Fair! However, this year it was very scaled back and still the same entrance fee of £6. Wasn’t worth the money. Hope next year it returns to normal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank el1995
Reviewed 23 November 2018

The highlight of the museum is the steam engine, the biggest stationary steam engine in the country with an output of 12,000 hp it is really big. It is under steam for a few minutes at different times during the day. We saw it at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry C
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I liked the Museum and it gave me a real insight into the history of Sheffield industry. My only comment would be it was a bit confusing to navigate.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank foodiequinn1
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

There is quite a lot to see here and all well displayed. Beware though, for some odd reason it is shut on Fridays and Saturdays. The River Don Steam engine is an amazing sight and if you can stay to see it in steam it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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11 March 2017|
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Response from Sheffield Indus... S | Property representative |
Hello apologies for the delay in responding. We would recommend for you at least a couple of hours to include the River Don Engine running at 12 & 2pm Monday - Thursday and 12, 2 and 4pm on Sundays. Or spend the day with us... More
Ian S
15 November 2016|
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Response from Folkiedave | Reviewed this property |
Catch a tram to Shalesmoor. About ten minutes walk from there.