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Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story.

The interactive galleries tell the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production and what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution. Follow the growth of the steel city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the city of today and the world!

Explore the role of the Steel Industry in the growth and power of Sheffield, the inventions and engineering breakthroughs which cemented Sheffield as a power house of industry and how the the industry impacted upon the cities Victorian residents.

Visting Kelham Island Museum

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 4.45pm
(Closed Friday and Saturday)


Adults £5.00
Concessions £4.00
Children Under 16 FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)

Facilities At Kelham Island Museum

  • Cafe
  • Gift Shop
  • Children's Play Area

Contact Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum
Alma Street
S3 8RY
Tel: 0114 272 2106

Website: Kelham Island Museum

Events At Kelham Island Museum

Torchlit Tour

14th May
Head to the Museum for something different after dark!  Explore Kelham Island Museum as never before with a First World War Munitionette.

Ironie & Friends Trails

Throughout June
As part of Sheffield Children's Festival head follow the trail around the museum and learn about how metal is made.

1940's Wartime Weekend & Vintage Fayre

18th & 19th July
The Annual wartime weekend is back for a 6th year, with live music, vintage market, tea dance, vintage vehilces, the Pontefract Home Guard and Bomb disposal to help keep all ages entertained.

October Half Term Fun

27th October
Join the trail around the Museum and learn more about the role of Sheffield in the First World War.

Victorian Christmas Market

5th & 6th December
A warm Dickensian welcome awaits at our biggest event of the year!  Join us for festive fun and shopping with over 120 stalls.  Enjoy traditional crafts and skills, family fairground, live music performances, Dickensian characters, Santa's Grotto and reindeer.