Attractions in Sheffield

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Looking to explore the fascinating ‘Steel City’? There are many attractions to visit in Sheffield.

Former factories and steel works, nodding to Sheffield’s industrial past, now house the city’s vibrant arts venues, cultural destinations, eateries and bars. And with 200 plus parks, woodlands and public gardens Sheffield proudly remains one of the greenest cities in the country.

Read on for our favourite places to visit in Sheffield.

  • 1. Sheffield Botanical Gardens

    Photo of the interior of the glass pavilion at Sheffield Botanical Gardens.
    Image courtesy of Sarah Abbott.

    Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S10 2LN - Visit now

    Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens boasts a bear pit, a huge, glass-roofed pavilion and acres of peaceful space.

  • 2. The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

    Crucible Theatre Sheffield
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    The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA - Visit now

    The world-famous Crucible offers a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.

  • 3. 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.

  • 4. Millennium Gallery

    Millenium Gallery Sheffield
    Millennium Gallery. Photo: Andy Brown.

    Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PP - Visit now

    Branching off from the impressive glass dome structure of the Winter Gardens (one of the largest of its type in the UK), Millennium Gallery is home to the Sheffield’s extensive Ruskin Collection and Metalwork Collection – capturing the Steel City’s industrial heritage in more than 13,000 objects – alongside two impressive temporary exhibitions spaces.

  • 5. Jöro

    Jöro
    Image courtesy of Jöro.

    Jöro, 294 Shalesmoor, Sheffield, S3 8US - Visit now

    With the best Yorkshire-sourced produce & a fine wine menu, Jöro has made a big impact on Sheffield’s food scene since opening in 2016.

Visitor guides

Music Venues in Sheffield.

Music Venues in Sheffield

Sheffield boasted a strong and varied musical heritage. We pick out some of the city’s music venues – from student clubs to community pubs, and even the odd classical venue – which continue to play their part in this success.

Literary places in Sheffield.

Literary places in Sheffield

Literary places are scattered about Sheffield, which has plenty of live literature events to pop along to and perform at, and more independent poetry presses than you can shake a stick at.

Crucible Theatre Sheffield

Theatres in Sheffield

Sheffield is home to the world-famous Crucible, the W R G Sprague built Lyceum and Sheffield’s home for the avant-garde, the Theatre Delicatessen.

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

Museums in Sheffield

Sheffield has more than its fair share of weird and wonderful museums housed within its seven hills. Check out our favourites.

Cinemas in Sheffield Photographer: Scott Hukins ©

Cinemas in Sheffield

Cinemas in Sheffield cater for all tastes, with arthouse venues sitting happily alongside big multiplex screens – including one of only two IMAX with laser projection screens in the country.

Art Galleries in Sheffield

Art Galleries in Sheffield

A contender for the UK’s largest practicing community of artists and designers outside London – there’s a pretty impressive number of top art galleries in Sheffield.

Culture Guides

Theatre in Manchester and the North

Theatre

Queer Contact Festival, stunning physical theatre and intimate in-the-round performance top our eclectic list of drama, comedy and dance this month.

Classical Music

We preview the standout classical music events and venues in Manchester and the north.

Food and Drink

Start 2023 as you mean to go on, with the best restaurants and bars in Manchester and the North.

Cinema

Black and white classics and a Tarantino-scripted pop-thriller are amongst our Valentine’s themed picks for February.

Exhibitions

The world of art and exhibitions never quite stops, so we have lots of new shows to look forward to at the start of 2023.

The Spongebob Musical at the Manchester Opera House

Families

New year, new start, and what better way to welcome in 2023 than by planning and experiencing all sorts of exciting family events in Manchester and the North?

Gwendoline Riley. Photo by Adrian Lourie

Literature

From local writing to international talent, we have heaps of online launches and in real life readings not to mention some extra special festival events coming our way in live literature land.

Music

More brilliant gigs appear on the horizon as we inch further into 2023.

Tours and Activities

New years are for new experiences, and we have a whole lot of ideas to inspire you as 2023 gets underway.

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