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The Beneath Your Feet gallery, with two people looking at the remains of an Anglo-Saxon boar-crested helmet and a roundhouse in the background. The Beneath Your Feet gallery, with two people looking at the remains of an Anglo-Saxon boar-crested helmet and a roundhouse in the background.

© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

From free self-guided visits, to guided tours and bespoke workshops, there are lots of way your group can make the most of your trip to the museums. 

Explore the different ways we can welcome your group below and then get in touch with us via the form at the bottom of the page.

© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

Curator Tours & Talks

Our Curators look after the city’s collections and create the displays and exhibitions you see across the museums.

They offer a range of talks and tours on several key collection areas:

  • Metalwork Collection at the Millennium Gallery.
  • Ruskin Collection at the Millennium Gallery
  • Industrial History at Kelham Island Museum
  • Visual Art Collection at the Graves Gallery
  • Natural History at Weston Park Museum
  • Social History at Weston Park Museum

We’re also able to offer talks linked to our temporary exhibitions at the Millennium Gallery, Graves Gallery and Weston Park Museum – explore our current and upcoming exhibitions here 

Prices start from £180 – for more information, including how we might be able to tailor sessions for your group, please get in touch.

Highlight Tours

Our Highlight Tours give an overview of the displays and a guided tour of some of the museums’ star objects and key works.

You can pick from:

  • Metalwork Collection at the Millennium Gallery
  • Ruskin Collection at the Millennium Gallery
  • Kelham Island Museum
  • Graves Gallery
  • Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
  • Weston Park Museum
  • Shepherd Wheel Workshop

Each tour can accommodate between 10-20 people.


Bespoke Sessions

We can offer bespoke tours, talks and workshops at any of the museums to suit your needs.

Whether it’s a tour focussing on local industry, a life drawing class, or a chance to use the metalwork handling collection to inspire creative writing, we’ll work with you to develop the perfect session.

Self-led Visits

You're welcome to bring your group for free self-guided visits to any of the museums during regular opening hours.

Whichever site you visit, you’ll find lots of inspiration in the exhibitions and displays.

You’ll just need to book your group in with us – we’ll then help you get them most from your time with us, and also so make sure the museums don’t get overcrowded. You can find info on how to book your visit here

Get in touch and book your visit

So that our museums don't get overcrowded, please book in advance for sessions and free self-guided trips. It also helps us if you can sign in at the front desk when you arrive, so we can tell our funders who has visited.

You can enquire about a session or visit and book in your group using the form below - just select Adult Talks Tours & Events in the 'What is your enquiry about?' dropdown.

Please include details of your preferred date (with alternatives), group size and any other specific needs. 

Alternatively, you can contact our Learning Team at or on 0114 278 2655  

***Please be aware that our voicemail is currently unavailable due to a maintenance issue – if you are unable to speak to a member of staff on the number above, please get in touch by email***