Sheffield’s museums are open to the public and free of charge. Discover the city’s past, present and future through its museums. From ancient Egyptian treasures at the Sheffield Museum of Archaeology to modern art at the Abstraction Gallery, there is something for everyone in Sheffield.
Kelham Island Museum
Kelham Island Museum includes exhibitions highlighting Sheffield’s industry, its people, techniques, and products from the Victorian era. Kelham Island Museum exhibits Science and Technology, Industry, Land Transport, Trade and Commerce, Social History, and Archives. The Bessemer Converter and the 12,000 HP River Don Engine are among the key topics, individuals, and exhibits on show at the museum.
The National Emergency Services Museum
The National Emergency Services Museum is a self-funded independent museum and charity committed to honouring and conserving the history of the emergency services and their communities, both in peace and conflict. They are frequently active in local community activities, larger national and international projects, and events around the country. Additionally, they are also the largest integrated emergency services museum in the world! In Sheffield City Centre, the museum is located in a historic combination police, fire, and ambulance station. The building was constructed in 1900, with historic elements such as the Victorian police cells that have been maintained!
The Millennium Gallery
The Millennium Gallery is a museum and art gallery located in the heart of the city. It opened in April 2001 as part of the Heart of the City initiative in Sheffield and is located right in the city centre! The structure, designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt, is predominantly built of concrete and glass, with a number of galleries stretching from a central avenue that links Arundel Gate to Sheffield Winter Garden. Additionally, the gallery is ranked as the 15th most-visited free attraction in the UK! There are two permanent collections, two temporary exhibition spaces, a room for corporate events and weddings, and a cafe and store at the gallery.
Located above the Central Library and away from the bustle and traffic of the city center, Graves Gallery is a relaxing environment for visitors to experience the city’s art and a series of temporary exhibitions. Also, artists such as Turner and Sisley are among the well-known painters on display at the Graves Gallery, as well as Bridget Riley, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Marc Quinn.
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