Museums and Galleries in Sheffield


Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust (SIMT) operates three important museums dedicated to the Industrial and Social History of Sheffield: Kelham Island Museum houses the objects, pictures and archive material depicting Sheffield's industrial story; Shepherd Wheel Workshop has two grinding workshops; and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, once one of the largest water-powered sites on the River Sheaf, is a Grade I Listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument boasting the world's only surviving intact crucible steel furnace.

The Traditional Heritage Museum exhibits classic Sheffield trades (such as knife-grinding, silversmithing, file-cutting, horn scalepressing, shoe- and clog-making and basketmaking) in reconstructed shops. This also presents grocer's, chemist's, optician's and other retail shops, as well as displays on domestic life, arts and crafts.

The South Yorkshire Transport Museum (formerly The Sheffield Bus Museum) accommodates 20 vehicles, mainly of local origin, in part of the former Tinsley Tram Sheds.

Other museums include the Weston Park Museum and the Sheffield Fire and Police Museum.

Galleries include Graves Gallery, Mappin art gallery, Bishops' House, City Museum and Millennium Gallery. The latter hosts the collection of the Guild of St George founded by John Ruskin, as well as visiting exhibitions from the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate collections.

The Sheffield Walk of Fame in the City Centre honours famous Sheffield residents past and present, in a similar way to the Hollywood version.