Attractions in Sheffield

Creative Tourist

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.

Our top picks

Sheffield Botanical Gardens

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.

Image courtesy of Sarah Abbott.

The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

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.

Crucible Theatre Sheffield
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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.

Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

Millennium Gallery

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.

Millenium Gallery Sheffield
Millennium Gallery. Photo: Andy Brown.

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.

Jöro
Image courtesy of Jöro.

Where to go in Sheffield

Sheffield
Cinema
Film Unit

Film Unit is a professional quality, independent cinema located deep within the University of Sheffield Students’ Union which has been entertaining the people of Sheffield for over 65 years.

Sheffield
Cinema
The Void

Sheffield Hallam University’s The Void Cinema is specially designed to facilitate the showing of films in a vast range of formats. 

Cineworld Sheffield
City Centre
Cinema
Cineworld Sheffield

The largest Cineworld in the country, if just you have to see it on the biggest screen possible, then the ginormous IMAX screen at Cineworld Sheffield is the place to do it.

The Light Cinema - Sheffield.
Sheffield
Cinema
The Light Cinema Sheffield

Opened in 2017, The Light Cinema Sheffield is a nine-screen multiplex venue showing the latest mainstream blockbusters and independent films.

Curzon Sheffield
Sheffield
Cinema
Curzon Sheffield

Curzon’s Sheffield branch is a comfortable three screen cinema specialising in independent, foreign and art-house films, with the odd blockbuster thrown in for good measure.

Showroom Workstation
City Centre
Cinema
Showroom Workstation

Sheffield’s premier arts centre houses an established independent cinema along with an entrepreneurial hub for creative and digital industries.

Sheffield Visitor Guides

Tasting Menus in The North

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Shopping in Sheffield
Shopping in Sheffield

Whether you’re looking for vinyl records or top class chocolate, Sheffield’s independent shops are here to serve – here’s our selection, from the legendary to the eclectic.

Winter Gardens, Sheffield
Walks in Sheffield

A round-up of the best walks in Sheffield, including the town centre, official tours and the surrounding area by Creative Tourist.

Restaurants in Sheffield
Restaurants in Sheffield

From artisanal coffee in industrial-chic cafes to burritos that can resurrect you post night out, the restaurants in Sheffield have got it all.

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.

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.

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.

Music Venues in Sheffield.
Music Venues in Sheffield

With a strong and diverse musical heritage, you'll find many music venues, appeasing different tastes, in the city of Sheffield.

Discover Buxton Character Tours
Guided Tours in Buxton

Who doesn’t love a good guided tour? With Buxton’s rich history, it has them aplenty, offering a quick way to get to grips with the spa town.

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Fringe Theatre in Manchester and the North

Check out our top picks of shows previewing in the North West before heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival later in the summer.

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Culture Guides

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Literature Events in Manchester and the North

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