Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield

Kelham Island Museum celebrates 300 years of Sheffield making history
Explore the story of making in the city, from master craftsmen to mass production. Experience life and work during the Industrial Revolution, follow the sights and sounds of progress through the Victorian era, celebrate the Women of Steel and see how industry forged the modern city.

You’ll hear the roar and feel the rumble of the mighty River Don Engine, the 425 ton 12,000hp visitor-favourite in steam twice a day Thursday-Sunday, and find out more about the industry that saw Sheffield become world-renowned for making and innovation.

During your visit you'll have a chance to:

- See the pioneering Sheffield Simplex cars and more in the Transport Galleries
- Step back in time as you stroll along the cobbles of Little Mesters Street
- Explore the Hawley Tool Collection, chronicling centuries of skilled craftsmanship and precision manufacturing
- See the Crossley Gas Engine and Die-Sinkers Workshop in action
- Find out about life on the home front in Sheffield in the 1916 House
- Then when it's time to recharge your batteries, there are plenty of treats to be had in the Island Café Bar – there's even a traditional pub on-site, The Millowners Arms.


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