Museums in South Yorkshire


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Worsbrough Mill Museum

Worsbrough Bridge
Barnsley S70 5LJ

worsbrough-mill.com

Worsbrough Mill is a 17th century working water powered corn mill set in over 200 acres of country park.

Victoria Jubilee Museum

Taylor Hill, Cawthorne
Barnsley S75 4HQ

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This unique and exciting, small volunteer run museum can be found in the picturesque village of Cawthorne. The museum is a typical Victorian hotch potch. whichever way you turn there is something to catch the eye of both young and old.

University of Sheffield, Turner Museum of Glass

Department of Engineering Materials, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin St
Sheffield S1 4DU

shef.ac.uk

The Turner Museum of Glass is one of the UK's most interesting and comprehensive collections of 19th and 20th century glass. The museum was founded in 1943 by Professor W.E.S. Turner.

Olde Smithy Museum, The

High Street, Owston Ferry
Doncaster DN9 1RE

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The Olde Smithy Museum is a village black smith shop that was closed during the 1980s. The smithy was never modernised and is today very much as it was in the early 1900s.

National Emergency Services Museum

West Bar
Sheffield S3 8PT

emergencymuseum.org.uk

The museum houses over 40 emergency service related vehicles spread across 3 floors of the Victorian combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Station on West Bar in the heart of Steel City Sheffield. Take the time to explore our police cells, jump into police vehicles and get kitted up in the uniform used.

Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

Weston Park, Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TP

museums-sheffield.org.uk

At Museums Sheffield: Weston Park you can explore the world and its past, from millions of years ago to the present day. Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers.

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery

Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate
Sheffield S1 2PP

museums-sheffield.org.uk

Step into one of Sheffield's architectural treasures, the award winning Millennium Gallery, an inspiring venue in the heart of the city centre. Collections: The Metalwork Gallery collection is made up of cutlery, flatware and hollowware made in the city, together with an outstanding selection of comparative material from Europe and many parts of Africa and Asia. It includes silver, pewter, stainless steel and Old Sheffield Plate and is the best collection of its kind in this country and almost certainly the world.

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road
Doncaster DN1 2AE

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Following extensive refurbishment the The regimental Gallery of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry re-opened in 2010 in the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. The gallery displays an excellent collection of regimental memorabilia, uniforms, uniforms, pictures and silver dating from the raising of the regiment in 1755 to its amalgamation into The Light Infantry in 1968 and then into The Rifles in 2007. It includes a model of the Pontefract Barracks, the Roll of Honour of the 5th Battalion and one of the most extensive medal collections in this country.

Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street, Off Corporation Street
Sheffield S3 8RY

simt.co.uk

The collections at Kelham Island Museum cover industries in Sheffield from 1750 up to the present. Major collections include the Iron & Steel Industry Collection, Cutlery Industry Collection, Armament Industry Collection and the Tool Making Industry Collection.

Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

Town Hall, Church Street
Barnsley S70 2TA

experience-barnsley.com

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of Barnsley. Visitors will uncover the incredible story of Barnsley told through centuries-old artefacts, documents, films and recordings that have been donated by people living and working in the borough. Unique, hands-on and interactive exhibits encourage visitors to explore the people and places of Barnsley.

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Wath Road, Elsecar
Barnsley S74 8HJ

barnsley.gov.uk

The award winning Elsecar Heritage Centre is an exciting history and craft centre, set in the attractive conservation village of Elsecar and surrounded by beautiful South Yorkshire countryside. The centre is located within the former ironworks and colliery workshops of the Earls Fitzwilliam, where visitors can explore the attractively restored buildings and monuments. Features include the only Newcomen type engine, worldwide, to remain in its original location, a unique monument to the industrial age. Guided group tours available upon request.

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery

Chequer Road
Doncaster DN1 2AE

doncaster.gov.uk

Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery is full of exciting collections depicting various aspects of natural history, archaeology, local history and fine and decorative art.

Cusworth Hall Museum & Park

Cusworth Hall, Cusworth Lane
Doncaster DN5 7TU

cusworthhall.co.uk

Cusworth Hall has been described as the jewel in Doncaster's crown. A beautiful Grade 1 listed 18th century country house in acres of historic parkland with lakes, plantations and pleasure ground with dramatic views across the town and home to amazing social history collections, which illustrate the way people lived worked and entertained themselves over the last two hundred years.

Clifton Park Museum

Clifton Lane, Rotherham
Rotherham S65 2AA

rotherham.gov.uk

The museum is located within Clifton House, a Grade II* listed building designed by John Carr. The house was built in 1783 as the home of Joshua Walker, son of the founder of Rotherham Ironworks, and it retains many period features. Collections: The House has been a museum since 1893, and is the base of Rotherham Borough's Museums, Galleries and Heritage Service. Its collections aim to reflect the natural, social and industrial development of the town of Rotherham itself as well as the geographical area covered by the Rotherham Borough.

Cannon Hall Museum

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne
Barnsley S75 4AT

barnsley.gov.uk

For two hundred years Cannon Hall was home to the Spencer Stanhope family. From the 1760s the architect John Carr of York was commissioned to extend and alter the house while the designer Richard Woods was hired to landscape the parks and gardens. Collections: Cannon Hall Museum contains collections of fine furniture, old master paintings, stunning glassware and colourful pottery. In addition it is home to 'Charge.', the regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own).

Bishops' House

Norton Lees Lane
Sheffield S8 9BE

bishopshouse.org.uk

Museums Sheffield: Bishops' House is the best preserved timber-framed house in Sheffield. It is not known when it was built but the style of architecture suggests some time between 1460 and 1550.

AeroVenture - South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

AeroVenture, Dakota Way, Airborne Road, Doncaster Leisure Park
Doncaster DN4 7FB

southyorkshireaircraftmuseum.org.uk

Based at the former site of RAF Doncaster, AeroVenture is a treasure trove of aviation history, available to all from a short motorway journey. Most of our exhibits are under cover, ideal for sunny or rainy days.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South
Sheffield S7 2QW

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique 18th century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Now a Grade 1 Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument, 'Abbeydale Works' was once a main producer of agricultural scythe and edge tools, such as grass hooks and hay knives, and one of the largest water powered industrial sites on the River Sheaf. See worker's houses, waterwheels, tilit hammers, a grinding hull and workshops and the only intact crucible steel furnance surviving in the world today.

13th/18th Royal Hussar - Queen Mary's Own

Cannon Hall, Cawthorne
Barnsley S75 4AT

lightdragoons.org.uk

As with the regiment, The Light Dragoons Regimental Association was born from the amalgamation of two thriving Regimental Associations, 13/18H and 15/19H in December 1992. Centred around the administrative offices of Home Headquarters, its primary objectives are in maintaining contact between former members, fostering mutual friendship and providing for social gatherings.