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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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An excellent place to view the history of Sheffield's industrial past

It is many years ago when I last visited this attraction and it has improved a great deal with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stewart l
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit to learn about Sheffield's Heritage

The Kelham Island Museum is a great asset to the City of Sheffield, not only is it informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SheffieldPip
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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“steam engine” (130 reviews)
“steel industry” (40 reviews)
“steel making” (29 reviews)
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Kelham Island Museum Kelham Island | Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
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"christmas market"
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"steel works"
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"soft play area"
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"stainless steel"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is many years ago when I last visited this attraction and it has improved a great deal with time. It now show cases all Sheffield's industries from steel making, tool making and cutlery. There are a mixture of working exhibits and static displays, films...More

Thank stewart l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kelham Island Museum is a great asset to the City of Sheffield, not only is it informative, seeing the old machinery, including the River Don Engine, but it's in such an up-and-coming, trendy area, with lots of cafes, apartments and pubs. They also have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Monday,we deceived to have a trip to Sheffield,to the museum ,we arrived at 10 ,as we needed disabled parking, very good parking, and so much to see ,The River Don Engine,at 400 tons and12,000 horsepower was started up at 12 o,clock, great, also there...More

1  Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've had a busy week doing something new everyday and decided to stick closer to home today. I didn't have high expectations and I was really pleasantly surprised. First I found they give free entry to Sheffield Hallam University students. Toddlers also go free so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very highly recommended. Make sure you visit when the massive River Don Engine is in steam. There are other huge and impressive structures too - and lots to see or learn about from Sheffield's heritage, about the role of the steel industry during the wars,...More

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant place to visit to know what the City was like not so long ago when just about every knife has "Made in Sheffield" on it. Nice cafe and pub on site but when we had finished or visit they were closed. Some things i...More

Thank y6GVR
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Kelham really is on an island in the middle of the River Don and shows all aspects of Sheffield glorious industrial heritage and history with particular reference to metals and cutlery. Prize exhibit is the huge River Don Engine which is still in working order...More

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Seen massive metal structures, it was quite impressive! Also the brewery/pub next to it is great! Loved some of the ales there.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Excellent visit - Most enjoyable .... So much happening, so much to see! I really do feel that all youngsters should be encouraged to visit, to see work-life in what is quite recent history! It would be a real 'eyeopener' for them .... Work-Life has...More

Thank N3117LOBrianP
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The museum is well done and informative. The highlight is certainly the River Don Engine, the largest remaining steam engine in Britain. It is also still functional and is switched on 2-3 times a day. However, this information was unknown to us. We later discovered...More

Thank rpbuerki
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Surasahib
2 April 2018|
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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
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Ian S
16 November 2016|
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Response from Folkiedave | Reviewed this property |
Catch a tram to Shalesmoor. About ten minutes walk from there.
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