Museums in Sheffield

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor

Sheffield has more than its fair share of weird and wonderful museums housed within its seven hills. Check out our favourites below, along with our top pick of the Steel City’s best art galleries and grazing spots.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Weston Park Museum

    Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

    Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP - Visit now

    An award-winning, family-friendly museum which provides a unique insight into ‘the real story of’ Sheffield – from its geological roots to the people, politics and music that shaped the modern city.

  • 2. The Alfred Denny Museum, Sheffield

    The Alfred Denny Museum, courtesy of the University of Sheffield. Museums in Sheffield

    The Alfred Denny Museum, Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN - Visit now

    You’ll find everything from a rare Japanese giant salamander to an impressive collection of decorative caterpillars at The Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology in Sheffield.

  • 3. Bishops’ House, Sheffield

    Bishops’ House, Sheffield
    Photo by Graham Hogg

    Bishops’ House, Sheffield, Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield, S8 9BE - Visit now

    Full of original Tudor and Jacobean character, Bishops’ House in Sheffield offers a unique window into domestic life in 16th and 17th century England.

  • 4. National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield

    National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield
    Courtesy of National Emergency Services Museum

    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…

  • 5. Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

    Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

    Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, Alma Street, Sheffield, S8 3RY - Visit now

    Located on a man-made island over 900 year’s old, Kelham Island Museum captures the Steel City’s industrial heritage through a collection of objects, pictures and archive material.

Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.

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