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Address: 12 Bolsover Street | University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7NA, England
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Visited The Arts Tower once and enjoyed a great view of Sheffield. You don't really get that any where else. The building may not look great from the outside but seems rather... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Visited The Arts Tower once and enjoyed a great view of Sheffield. You don't really get that any where else. The building may not look great from the outside but seems rather functional and the constantly moving lift is great if you want to move only 1 -3 floors up or down.

Thank FriendlySpider
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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743 reviews
327 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Visited the Arts Tower in the 70s and wanted to revisit. Its an open building and so able to see the inside - especially the Paternoster Lift. Worth seeing and if possible travelling on - If you dont know what it is look it up on Wikipedia. A great structure still serving a perfect service. Not sure if you should... More 

Thank Howard-Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Terribly designed. Architecture popular 30 years ago but nothing special today. Paternoster (a continually moving elevator) is slow and doesn't feel great. Overall not worth any sort of trip but if you're passing may as well.

Thank sapphire81
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

It was originally designed to have four lifts in the core but the paternoster replaced two of them during the design stage, to get easily between nearby floors, without waiting for a lift or using the stairs. Sometimes people travelled full height in the paternoster to avoid waiting for the two remaining lifts. It was a great place to study... More 

Thank nuf_said_11
Leeds, United Kingdom
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595 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Living nearby, I used to take my kids up in the paternoster to admire the views. Now there are security guards, and I suspect the unauthorised won't get in. Great views if you do manage to get to the top.

Thank AliAl-Asfa
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738 reviews
363 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Arts Tower is of interest from an architectural perspective and it is of interest due to the Paternoster lift system. I studied languages here many years ago and now it seems to be totally architecture students. It is a Sheffield icon.

Thank wombatdavid
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The arts tower has been a local landmark in sheffield since the 1970s and is an important way point for local astronavigation. Best viewing is late a night in June when you can spot the architecture students doing an 'all nighter' to finish their final project, by the light in the upper storey windows

1 Thank DavidUhlar
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Have been looking at the various listed attractions in Sheffield to give a fair appraisal from my point of view and rate appropriately. And came across the Arts Tower on the list ??!!!! Please..... iamdanj and Lol_10045 are totally correct here. It's a BUILDING !. And that's about it. If it had lovely ornate artwork somewhere or was an early... More 

Thank Tarndy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

i live a few minutes walk away from the arts tower, and i'm pleased about that. the arts tower is the second tallest building in sheffield (St pauls towers is now the tallest) and contains a "paternoster lift", where the cars travel in a loop up and down a shaft in side the building (they don't stop). it can be... More 

Thank draytonmanorfan
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Why is this building listed on here as an attraction?! It's a place of study for Sheffield University students! Yes, there's a lift inside that never stops but, seriously, there are FAR better things to see in Sheffield! Try Weston Park Museum around the corner instead; that's an ACTUAL attraction.

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