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Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Interesting museum with amazing operating steam engine

I visited the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield with some friends. The museum stands in one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Great place to understand how the city was built on the steel industry.

Make sure you find out when the River Don steam engine will be started and then don't miss it. It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carcassonne, France
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield with some friends. The museum stands in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts on a man-made island. There is a modest entry fee (£ for seniors like me) which was worth every penny. The various galleries...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure you find out when the River Don steam engine will be started and then don't miss it. It is the largest steam engine in Europe. It is great to be able to see a knife maker at work and examples of tools and...More

Thank CarcassonneGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions when you get to a place are important, the imposing sight of a Bessemer Converter at the entrance tells you that strength, size and technology have been essential in the history of steel making and the City of Sheffield. You need a day...More

Thank Ozzietyke1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't need to have a great interest in industrial history to enjoy this museum. There is far more here than we had expected. You get a real sense of the dangers the steel workers, both past and present, face and the craftsmanship involved in...More

Thank marcia m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The River Don Engine demonstration was the High light of the visit. There was more heavy engineering information than silver plate and cutlery. There is a small street to give an impression of times gone by. There is a small car park at the rear...More

Thank Wilsons70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum and found it a great place to learn about the Industrial history of Sheffield. Lots of interesting exhibits with details of era,the workforce and products made. Display cabinets showing a wide range of goods manufactured here. The biggest steam engine in...More

Thank 70traveller88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Tricky parking. Make sure you see the steam engine in motion. Interesting and great that the old equipment is being preserved. could have done with staff around to explain things. Not big, you can probably see everything in an hour. Cafe...More

Thank Promisedyouamiracle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to find out or know more about the history of industrial Sheffield, this MUST be your place to start. I found this museum fascinating and learned more about the industries of the City in a day than I had in a lifetime...More

Thank AllenJ273
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a group. Got there early so tried to grab a "quick" coffee. No chance! Queued up to order. Then given a spoon with number. After half an hour Mrs Overall rattled over and avoided giving anyone their coffee. Museum was expensive and paid...More

Thank bigtallnick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice museum, low key atmosphere but all the better for it. Unfussy displays and plenty of things just to simply stand and watch. The warmth and smells coming from the River Don Engine build as you walk around and we were fortunate to...More

Thank James E
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Arthur M
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
16 November 2016|
Response from Folkiedave | Reviewed this property |
Catch a tram to Shalesmoor. About ten minutes walk from there.
Caroline W
22 August 2016|
Response from Sheffield Indus... S | Property representative |
Hello, We're about a 5 minute walk from the Shalesmoor tram stop or about a ten minute walk from the Catherdral stop in the centre of town please see our plan your visit page on our website for more information and a short... More