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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 occasions.

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.

City Museum
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 the world.