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Sheffield Weston Park Museum

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Address: Weston Park, Sheffield S10 2TP, England
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+44 114 278 2600
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Weston Park is an award-winning, family-friendly museum where the visitors...

Weston Park is an award-winning, family-friendly museum where the visitors come first. If visiting with children, simply wind up and release, but there is plenty of treasure here for adults too. Discover the real story of Sheffield, from its geological roots to the people, politics and music that shaped the modern city. Alongside old favourites such as Snowy the Polar Bear and Spike the Woolly Rhino, Weston Park plays host to a series of temporary exhibitions.

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Nice small museum and park

First note that this also listed just as Weston Park. It's many, many years since I was last here and has improved out of all recognition. Being born in Sheffield I found it very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
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Colne, United Kingdom
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Colne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First note that this also listed just as Weston Park. It's many, many years since I was last here and has improved out of all recognition. Being born in Sheffield I found it very interesting and the cafe afterwards was nice. The park itself is very small but a nice stroll on a good day - the most exciting thing... More 

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Sheffield
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant place to visit. Free and great for children. The cafe is also good with outside seating in the summer

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Thank Jenny C
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a lovely blend of local and regional history, and some global issues. One of the local displays needs some explanation, it's just a three d map of the locality with some litle buildings on - no explanantion of what it's meant to be! The Art Gallery has some beautifully executed oils of local scenes, with useful pictured... More 

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Thank dick h
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a lovely Spring day with two teenagers who absolutely loved the dressing up opportunities in the museum (still big kids at heart!). Well kept attraction, very interesting and (unlike museums in our home city) free to get in! Well done, Sheffield - really enjoyed our visit here. And its in a lovely park.

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Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The Weston Park museum exceeded our expectations. It was nice laid out and offered activities for kids to be entertained in every room (such as objects to touch or fancy dress costumes) Well worth a visit !

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A relatively small museum, almost just opposite the Hallamshire and Childrens' Hospitals. Perfect for passing an hour or two, with a range of small exhibits, including a short history of Sheffield and artefacts from ancient britain. Also free entry, with the option to make a donation. Several interactive exhibits for the kids to get involved with, so good for all... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

…. If some of the visitors are there primarily to visit the café. We had made a mid-morning visit to the Hallamshire Hospital and decided to lunch at the café in Weston Park. We last visited the café a couple of years ago, and another visit was long overdue. The café is well positioned within the main building, an excellent... More 

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Thank MikeandFlo
south yorkshire
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

excellent visit not just things to look at but many things to do and interact with well worth a visit with all ages

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Thank lynn31SouthYorkshire
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Perfect for learning gore about Sheffield as well as a superb nature section. Constantly evolving rooms and experiences mean that every trip contains new things. The cafe is great too, if not a little on the pricey side.

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Thank DarrenClewes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is fabulous, such a great place to visit. We are very lucky to have this museum on our doorstep and often go and have a meander around and sometime pop in to the cafe too for a drink or bite to eat. There are lockers in the lobby for storage, available for £1 (which is refundable). Although the... More 

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