Kelham Island Museum
The museum is situated on an island on the River Don. Kelahm
island is a lively working museum celebrating Sheffield's social and
industrial past. It has a reconstruction of Victorian Streets and
"Little Mesters", the specialised crafts people
responsible for the "Made in Sheffield" quality, are
represented by craftsmen demonstrating their skills. The Mighty
River Don Steam Engine is in steam twice a day and the children can
enjoy the interactive "Melting Shop" experience of being
processed like steel - melted, rolled and hammered!
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
It is a steel working site that shows all the processes of
production. It has been the site of metal work since 1200AD. There
are also preserved Waterwheels that are operated on special
Bishops House Museum
Bishops House was built about 1500 and is the oldest surviving
timber framed house in Sheffield. It retains many original features
and is recreated in Tudor Style. The house offers panoramic views of
the city today aswell as a close insight into the city's past.
The City Museum houses much local archaeology, natural and social
history and many decorative arts. All of the artefacts in the museum
are there to help show people today how the people of Sheffield used
to live their lives.
The museum also has a gallery that holds temporary exhibitions.
The City Museum has a unique quality in that it is the only museum
in the country that is also a weather station. Readings are taken
daily and passed onto the weather centre in Leeds where they are
used to forecast the city's weather.
Sheffield Bus Museum and South Yorkshire Railway
Museum Both of these museums are ideal for transport enthusiasts. The
Bus Museum houses around 20 different vehicles from the 1920's to
present day transport. South Yorkshire Railway has a significant
collection of locomotives that have been used over the previous
years and show the advancements in technology.
The Fire Police Museum
This is housed in a Victorian Fire Police Station which contains
three floors of exhibits of Fire and Police history from all over