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Museums and Galleries near to Sheffield
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Kelham Island Museum (< 1 mile)
Sheffield
Kelham Island Museum Immerse yourselves in the sights and sounds of industrial Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution and follow the growth of the city through the Victorian Era and two world wars to see how steelmaking forged both the City of today and the world!
Weston Park Museum (1 miles)
Sheffield
Weston Park Museum Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The citys amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures will be...
Magna Science Adventure Centre (4 miles)
Rotherham
Magna Science Adventure Centre Power your imagination at Magna; the UK's first Science Adventure Centre and explore the four elements of fire, air, earth and water. Home to 'Sci-Tek' the largest science and technology playground in Europe, and Aqua-Tek the UK's largest outdoor water play area.
Clifton Park Museum (6 miles)
Rotherham
Clifton Park Museum One of the most modern and user-friendly Museums in the country, the twice nominated Museum of the year features famous exhibits such as Nelson the Lion and the breath-taking Rhinoceros Vase. Plus Lion's Den children's play area.
Experience Barnsley (12 miles)
Barnsley
Experience Barnsley Discovery the history and heritage of Barnsley and its people. Unique, hands-on and interactive exhibits plus a visitors centre and cafe.
Cannon Hall Museum (14 miles)
Barnsley
Cannon Hall Museum Country house museum set in 70 acres of historic parkland. Kids will love the childrens room with costumes, puzzles and hands-on learning plus the war zone with sights and sounds of war through the ages helping history come to life.
Cusworth Hall and Park (16 miles)
Doncaster
Cusworth Hall and Park A grade I listed country house and grounds open to the public with gardens, adventure playground, lakeland and open spaces as well as a house restored to the period and museum.
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery (17 miles)
Doncaster
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Family friendly museum and gallery with fun and informative events and activities, interactive exhibitions, dressing up and giant chess.
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (17 miles)
Doncaster
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum Air museum at Doncaster Lakeside - the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster with historic buildings and aircraft hangers, military aircraft and helicopters and even put yourself in the pilot seat as selected cockpits are always open!
National Coal Mining Museum (19 miles)
Wakefield
National Coal Mining Museum Experience genuine sights, sounds and smells of a working coal mine with a selection of tours including a family interactive one. Plus play area and nature trail.
Making It! Discovery Centre (20 miles)
Mansfield
Making It! Discovery Centre is great for family fun: hands on interactive exhibits on two floors explaining how things are made. Visitors receive a basket of component parts to make up one of ten kits: it's yours to take home. Open during Nottinghamshire school holidays. Plus we have a programme of 2hr special events for children...
The Hepworth Wakefield (21 miles)
Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield Over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield makes a gallery trip fun for children and grown-ups alike, with a family trail to help you explore the galleries, a riverside play park, picnic area and fun activities.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (21 miles)
Buxton
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Discover the geology, archaeology and history of the Peak District through seven time zones, experience the Wonders of the Peak Time Tunnel and step into a Victorian scientists study in the Buxton Museum.
Wakefield Museum (21 miles)
Wakefield
Wakefield Museum Explore the history and achievements of the region plus stand on the back of a fierce (if now stuffed) caiman crocodile in the gallery dedicated to local explorer Charles Waterton.
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park (22 miles)
Huddersfield
Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park Museum set in parkland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and plenty to see and do inside too.
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park (23 miles)
Dewsbury
Dewsbury Museum and Crow Nest Park Museum set in parkland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and plenty to see inside too.
Colne Valley Museum (24 miles)
Huddersfield
Colne Valley Museum Visit the Loom Chamber, Spinning and Cropping rooms to delve into textile history, plus a Children's Corner is tucked away in the Exhibition Room of the museum, with a variety of activities and traditional toys to occupy younger children.
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park (25 miles)
Batley
Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park Museum set in 36 acres of parkland and woodland with lots of play equipment for the kids outside and lots to see inside too.
Portland Basin Museum (27 miles)
Ashton-under-Lyne
Portland Basin Museum Housed within the restored nineteenth century Ashton Canal Warehouse this family friendly museum combines a lively modern interior with a peaceful canal side setting.
The Trolleybus Museum (27 miles)
Doncaster
The Trolleybus Museum is the world's largest collection of preserved trolleybuses, alongside other vehicles and artefacts from the same era. Rides and seasonal fun available too, if you can catch them open!
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum (27 miles)
Leeds
Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum Located on an island surrounded by river and canal this museum offers you beautiful surroundings plus a working watermill museum and Georgian House to explore.
Hat Works (29 miles)
Stockport
Hat Works The only museum in the UK dedicated solely to the hatting industry, hats and headwear! An award winning interactive Visitor Attraction housed in a restored Grade ll listed ex hat factory. Fun and educational.
Leeds City Museum (29 miles)
Leeds
Leeds City Museum offers an exciting and fun day out for visitors of all ages. Showcasing hands on exhibitions, displays, interactive games and video displays, the museum is a great cultural addition to the heart of Leeds.
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (30 miles)
Leeds
Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills Armley Mills now houses the Leeds Industrial collections, including trains and old TV cameras as well as the looms and mules involved in the weaving process and the smallest working 1920s cinema in the world.
Thackray Museum (30 miles)
Leeds
Thackray Museum Visit the award-winning Thackray Museum for a lively and fun day out for everyone. From a Victorian operating theatre to the wonders of modern surgery, the museum's galleries, collections and interactive displays bring to life the history of medicine.
National Media Museum (31 miles)
Bradford
National Media Museum An exciting centre in the heart of the north devoted to film, photography, television, radio and the web. Imax theatre also on site.
Abbey House Museum (31 miles)
Leeds
Abbey House Museum Where you can experience the sights and sounds of life in Victorian Leeds in the year 1880! A journey through the carefully recreated streets and houses of Abbey House Museum is a great day out for all the family.
Wollaton Hall and Park (32 miles)
Nottingham
Wollaton Hall and Park Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Tudor building home to the city's Natural History Museum. Also see the Industrial Museum, Steam Engine House, Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, plus exhibitions exploring art and the environment.
Bradford Industrial Museum (32 miles)
Bradford
Bradford Industrial Museum Museum on the site of a former Worsted Mill complete with mill managers house and a terrace of back-to-back houses. Inside there is exhibitions that include working textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing and motor vehicles, along with temporary exhibitions programme and a shop.
The Manchester Museum (32 miles)
Manchester
The Manchester Museum Come face-to-face with live frogs and snakes, meet Stan the T.rex or see a helmet made from the skull of a porcupine fish. Draw, play and relax, get up close to objects, follow trails or borrow a backpack full of gallery activities. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to...
Greater Manchester Police Museum (33 miles)
Manchester
Greater Manchester Police Museum Imagine stepping back in time to a Victorian Manchester, a hidden city of gas lamps and narrow alleys, of slums and unruly alehouses: someone had to uphold the law! History is brought back to life at the Police Museum.
Chinese Arts Centre (33 miles)
Manchester
Chinese Arts Centre Now known as the The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art this is a sensory explosion of diverse exhibitions that will captivate and stun. Family Day offers extra access and art activities! Also the site of Redeye.
Manchester Art Gallery (33 miles)
Manchester
Manchester Art Gallery Art Gallery with lots on offer for families, including the interactive Clore Art Studio, free family friendly resources and facilities and a popular cafe which offers childrens meals.
Museum of Transport (33 miles)
Cheetham
Museum of Transport 100 years of public transport history from a horse bus of 1890 to the prototype Metrolink tram of 1990.
National Football Museum (33 miles)
Manchester
National Football Museum Experience the world's greatest sport at the National Football Museum. Whether you’re planning a casual stop with your family or a young fan's special treat, they want you to enjoy your visit to the world's biggest and best football museum.
Museum of Science and Industry (33 miles)
Manchester
Museum of Science and Industry The whole family has fun at MOSI in Manchester. Situated in five large buildings packed with exciting galleries, exhibitions and daily events, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.
The Peoples History Museum (33 miles)
Manchester
The Peoples History Museum This social history museum chronicles the lives of Manchester's working people during the past one hundred years. They have specifically family friendly exhibits which change monthly, but otherwise definitely an educational visit, so check our local listings and follow up with something fun to reward...
Congleton Museum (35 miles)
Congleton
Congleton Museum Museum telling the story of Congleton and its locality through interactive exhibitions, touch-screens and talking heads.
The Lowry (35 miles)
Salford Quays
The Lowry is a spectacular waterside building housing theatres, galleries, restaurant, cafe bars, gift shop and Tourist Information Centre. Visitors can enjoy guided tours, the Meet Mr Lowry film, work by Britain¬ôs most popular artist alongside contemporary art plus a wealth of fabulous theatre...
IWM North (35 miles)
Manchester
IWM North Part of the Imperial War Museum, IWM North brings to life stories of how war has shaped lives over the past century. A varied programme of events, activities and hands-on interactive displays makes the subject matter accessible to all ages.
Imperial War Museum North (35 miles)
Manchester
Imperial War Museum North A museum presenting a fascinating timeline of 20th century conflict, giving a good sense of a history of modern war and wartime experiences. Lots of interactive displays to enjoy. Free to visit.
North Lincolnshire Museum (36 miles)
Scunthorpe
North Lincolnshire Museum is a truly family friendly museum with loads of drop in artsy and fun sessions plus interactive elements in all their exhibits. Family trails, toddler sessions and plenty more to keep kids happy and interested. Free, too!
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre (36 miles)
Macclesfield
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre Our Discovery centre allows families to come and discover the wonders of the Universe and learn about the workings of Jodrell Bank. With an outside play area to let off steam in.
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood (36 miles)
Ashbourne
Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood Explore the 17th century dream house; be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil; play with toys and interactive displays plus let out their fizz in the woodland play area!
Bronte Parsonage Museum (37 miles)
Haworth
Bronte Parsonage Museum Museum in a homely Georgian house in which the Bronte sisters lived. The rooms are filled with their furniture, clothes and personal possessions with plenty to see. Combine this with a visit to Haworth with its beautiful cobbled streets, independent shops, play park in the valley and the Worth Valley Railway...
The Fusilier Museum (37 miles)
Bury
The Fusilier Museum Home to the collection of the XX Lancashire and Royal Regiment Fusiliers, commemorating in total over 300 years of history and heritage.
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (39 miles)
Stoke on Trent
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Travel back in time and discover the history of the Potteries and of Staffordshire. See the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, the world's finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and our very own WW2 Spitfire, plus our changing exhibition programme. you can also enjoy a light lunch in our...
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum (39 miles)
Keighley
Cliffe Castle Park and Museum Park and Museum with something for everyone, whether you want to browse the various displays indoors or enjoy a relaxing stroll around the attractive grounds and take your children to run off some energy in the play area.
The Collection Museum (40 miles)
Lincoln
The Collection Museum brings together an award winning archaeology museum and one of the region's premier art galleries, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. Play at The Collection is an exciting free activity centre for younger visitors which encourages learning through play!
Newcastle Borough Museum and Gallery (40 miles)
Newcastle Under Lyme
Newcastle Borough Museum and Gallery Very family friendly museum inside the smashing Brampton Park. Highlights include their Victorian Street scene, the 1930s house and the toys gallery!

Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near Sheffield with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in South Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.



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