Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY
4 Kelham Island Sheffield England S3 GB

This interesting museum,located on a 900 year old industrial man-made site, Kelham Island, is well worth visiting. Wander through the interactive galleries and learn what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and see how the production of steel impacted on both the city of Sheffield and the world.

Feast your eyes on Europe’s most powerful working steam engine,the River Don Engine, and see it “in steam”. You could also take a look at the Grand Slam Bomb which is the heaviest bomb in the world. There are other things to see such as the Bessemer Converter, the Crossley Gas Engine,the Bramah Press, the Benjamin Huntsman Clock and a Penny Farthing Bicycle. You definitely won’t be bored here.

The museum also has trails, colouring sheets and children’s books for younger visitors, as well as puzzles and activities on steelmaking. There’s also a Melting Shop which is an interactive play zone suitable for children between 2 & 9. And if you build up a hunger after a day out here, you could take refreshments in the cafe & bistro and afterwards take a wander around the museum gift shop and buy a souvenir to remind you of a perfect day out.

Opening Times: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday and Sunday 11am to 4.45pm.

Photo Credits: © Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

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