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Address: Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
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+44 114 272 2106
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11:00 - 16:45
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Sun 11:00 - 16:45
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00

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GREAT MUSEUM

An absolute must-see in Sheffield. Highlight is the River Don Engine, demonstrated in steam most days - see the website for times. Largest steam engine in the world. If real ale... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Fritton, United Kingdom
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Fritton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute must-see in Sheffield. Highlight is the River Don Engine, demonstrated in steam most days - see the website for times. Largest steam engine in the world. If real ale is your thing, you will be walking past the Kelham Island Tavern and Fat Cat - don't!

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Thank pamdearmun
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Presents a great view of the history of Sheffield. Staff also very helpful.

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Thank race1993
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go on a rare raining day in Sheffield and not disappointed. The museum is located in a former power station surrounded by rivers and what would have been the industries it used to serve. A setting that adds more authenticity to the museum. The displays and exhibitions are of a truly high standard and well labeled. The displays... More 

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Thank macedonboy
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a wedding. Only "downer" was that it was cold. Interesting walk back through time and the industrial revolution of steel making in Sheffield. The smell reminded us all of past times.

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Thank 60mce
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommended visit to this amazing museum. This gives detailed explaination about the steel industry in Sheffield, with some great live demo of the turbines. A lot to learn.Must visit with your kids.

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Thank Smita P
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is engineer heaven. I keep bringing friends here especially to see the massive steam engine which is a sight to behold when in full steam. Great story of the Sheffield steel industry well told, even my wife has visited 3 times. As an extra treat visit the cafe next door.

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Thank mickfc
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic museum well laid out with excellent information and exhibits. Reflects the history of Sheffield and its hard working men and women. The manufacture of steel to make ships , tools ,cars ,engines and cutlery. Well presented lovely friendly informative staff . So much to see we will return!

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Thank Richard D
Wickham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic to follow the history of the steelworks from Sheffield. So sad that most of it is gone. Worth a visit.

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Thank 5051234
Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this on a whim and are very glad that we did. It gives a god history of Sheffield and its past industries. I did nit realize that cars were built here. They have one if the three surviving examples of a luxury car called Simplex. One is in Australia. Did not say where the third one was. This... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Really good museum, quite big so plenty to see, but not too big that you get bored. Good value for money, and a few cracking pubs just around the corner to go for a pint in afterwards!

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