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

Cinema in Manchester and the North

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Exhibitions

Race, beauty, education and early childhood memories are all explored in this month’s top pick of exhibitions from across the north.

What the Ladybird Heard at The Lowry

Families

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Northern Lights Writers' Conference 2021

Literature

Events for readers meet events for writers, with plenty of book launches, open mics, literature festivals, writing conferences and poetry showcases to pop into your diary for the remainder of September pushing into October, both online and in person.

Baxter Dury

Music

We’re now well into gig season and it’s proving to be a special one, with artists and audiences giving it their all. From atmospheric electronica to taut post-punk, there’s a whole lot to dig into in our new music guide.

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre: Season of Dance

Theatre

Dark comedies, dance world premieres and celebratory reopening seasons feature in this month’s eclectic pick of live theatre happening across the North.

Classical Music in Manchester and the North

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

Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

A guide to Food and Drink in Manchester and the North, including plenty of new bars and restaurants and exciting new menus from old favourites.

Tours and Activities

Summer is here and we’re so excited to be out in the world touring, making, playing and doing all the things Manchester and the North has to offer.

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