Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Sheffield

Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Sheffield (must see)

The Kelham Island Museum is an industrial museum on Alma Street, alongside the River Don, in the centre of The City of Sheffield, England. It was opened in 1982. The museum houses exhibitions on science and Sheffield industry, including examples of reconstructed little mesters' workshops and England's largest surviving Bessemer converter. The museum gives tours to local schools and has regular demonstrations of the 1905 River Don Engine, a 12,000 horsepower (9 MW) steam engine, which originally powered a local armour plate rolling mill. The engine is remarkable for its ability to change direction very quickly, a facet that was necessary for the efficient rolling of heavy steel. The engine rolled steel for nuclear reactors towards the end of its life (it was last used in production in 1974 at the River Don Works). The museum is operated by the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. It is an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 4:45 pm
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Sight Name: Kelham Island Industrial Museum
Sight Location: Sheffield, England
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Sheffield Museums and Art Galleries  

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