Kelham Island Museum
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Average visit time – 1-2 hours
Things to do at Kelham Island Museum review
Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield, South Yorkshire details the history of steelmaking with interactive galleries and on-site craftsmen. The museum has the UK’s largest only working steam engine which operates two times a day.
Located in Sheffield’s oldest industrial district the museum stands on a man-made island that is over 900 years old. It was opened as a museum in 1982 and houses objects, pictures and more representing Sheffield’s industrial story. In the interactive galleries, you will discover the stories of the workers, the workmanship and the mass production of steel.
Also indoors you will find the Melting Shop play area. Height restrictions apply and it is suitable for children age 2 to 9. As well as the main museum with its workshops, gas engine. the steam engine, street scene and 1916 house there are also a couple of transport galleries with some of the finest vehicles from the 1920s.
Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.
FAQ and Further Information Kelham Island Museum
Address: Alma St, Sheffield S3 8SA, South Yorkshire, England. Phone: 0114 272 2106
Category – Museum – Mostly Indoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic and eat in their picnic room.
What are the main things to do?
Museum covering the industrial heritage of steelmaking with interactive galleries and demonstrations. There is an indoor play area for younger children, toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket costs around £7 and children under 16 are free.
Is there parking?
Free visitor parking is located on the main museum site (50 spaces) and our overflow car park located adjacent to Kelham Island Brewery and the Fat Cat pub on Alma Street.
When are they open?
Kelham Island Museum is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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