Sheffield has more than its fair share of weird and wonderful museums housed within its seven hills. Whether you’re looking to explore the city’s unique industrial heritage, get your hands on some of the equipment and vehicles used by the emergency services, or find more out about the people, politics and music that shaped recent times – Sheffield’s museums make for a lively and informative day out.
With a rich manufacturing history, Sheffield played a major part in the Industrial Revolution of the 1900s. Head to Kelham Island Museum to find out more about Sheffield’s heavy industry, inventions and craftsmanship – all of which have influenced this incredible northern city.
Meanwhile, Weston Park Museum provides an insight into the social history of Sheffield – the communities and politics responsible for the city’s transformation through the ages. Visitors will also enjoy relaxing in the lush landscaped gardens of surrounding Weston Park.
For natural history, The Alfred Denny Museum offers visitors a curious and wonder-inspiring menagerie of animal specimens from all corners of the world. Additionally, with a lively programme of activities for children, families will enjoy a trip to the characterful Bishops’ House.
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National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield, West Bar Roundabout, Sheffield, S3 8PT - Visit now
Housed in a former Victorian police and fire station, the National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield is a loving testament to one of the most essential sectors – but it also has a darker side…