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“One of Sheffield's jewels!”

Kelham Island Museum
Ranked #14 of 179 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

If you haven't been to Sheffield before then this is the place to start for it will take you through the history of our industrial heritage. It has been substantially revamped after the floods in 2007 (see you tube!) and an amazing amount of work has been done to make it a really great place. A lovely kids room where they can be "made into steel" is a truly interactive model of the process of steel making - they will love it. The Sheffield Simplex car, snuff making and Ken Hawleys hand tool exhibits are marvellous. If you are interested in why Sheffield grew to be famous this is the place to come!

Thank Jacko56
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Reviewed 27 August 2012 via mobile

I haven't been to the museum yet but the kelham island tavern is a fabulous pub. Great beer and the prettiest beer garden in Sheffield. Love this place.

Thank Kimberley1979
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Have been visiting here of and on for 30 years and it still serves some of the best real ales in the area. Nice ambiance and friendly service

Thank futsanglung
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

The staff provided a reasonable service for the venue and the blokes seemed to be tickled pink by the steam engines. Good insight into our industrial heritage.

Thank Maggi S
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Check opening times as it was closed last time I went- Friday.
Plenty of things to see.
Old electricity generating plant converted to show the history of industrial Sheffield.
The biggest and most powerful steam engine in Britain?
Excellent pubs nexts door:
Fat Cat
Kelham Island Tavern

Thank R B
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