Skip to the content
An Egyptian mummified person in a glass cabinet

© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

We can't wait to welcome you. Here you'll find information on how to get here and our onsite facilities.

Location

Free Entry | Please Donate

Opening Times

Tue–Sat 10am–5pm | Sun 11am–4pm

Sheffield Stories: Caribbean Footsteps & Picturing Sheffield will be closed on Fri 21 June and Sat 20 Jul for events

Weston Park Museum

Western Bank

Sheffield

S10 2TP

Information for your visit

Weston Park Museum is situated on Western Bank, close to Sheffield's Children's Hospital.

Plan your journey to Weston Park Museum using the Traveline website.

By bus
Take the 51 (Lodge Moor direction) or the 52 (Crookes direction) buses from Arundel Gate, High Street or West Street.
 
By tram
The nearest tram stop is the University of Sheffield. From the tram stop walk past the university Information Commons buildings. Turn left and follow the road up the hill past the Arts Tower on your right and the Students Union on your left. Continue straight ahead until you reach Weston Park on your right. The walk is about 650m (1/3 of a mile).
 
By road
The area around Weston Park Museum is particularly busy during the week and parking is limited. We recommend using public transport if you can. If you are driving to the museum, from the M1 leave at junction 33 and take the A57 to Sheffield.

Follow signs for the University.

Alternatively, you can use the convenient park and ride tram facilities at Middlewood, Meadowhall and Nunnery Square (off the A630 / A57 / A61 Parkway).

Parking
Weston Park Museum does not have a car park of its own – the nearest public car park is the Q-Park on Durham Road. Visitors using this car park are able to claim 25% off the price of their parking – just ask a member of staff for a discount voucher (this discount is currently unavailable with pre-booked parking spaces).

There is a disabled parking space at the top of Mushroom Lane. There are a further three disabled parking spaces available toward the bottom of Mushroom Lane near the tennis courts (access to the museum from these is through the park). Blue badge holders may also park in the Pay & Display bays on Mushroom Lane, (near the Dam House entrance) and those on Damer Street near to the Weston Park gates without the need to pay or adhere to the 4 hour max stay.

Similar Pay & Display bays are also available for use a little further away on Northumberland Road.

By rail
The nearest station is Sheffield. 

We recommend taking the tram directly from the railway station to Sheffield University.

By bike
There is bike parking available just within the park gates at the base of the steps to the main entrance to the museum. Please be aware that bikes are not permitted in the gallery.

There are toilets, including accessible toilets, and baby change facilities available in the museum foyer and just off the main museum corridor on the ground floor, and also in Picnic Space on the first floor. There is a Changing Places toilet just off main museum corridor.

There are a limited number of lockers available in the museum foyer.

The museum also has space for buggies and prams to be left in the foyer.

The museum café, Ambulo, is open Tuesday-Sunday – for more information visit weareambulo.com

You can get in touch with the Ambulo team at info@weareambulo.com or 0114 278 2634

The museum’s Picnic Space on the 1st floor is available when not in use by school groups. 

Sheffield Museums provides a welcoming and supportive environment for breastfeeding.

Food and drink is not permitted in the exhibition and collection galleries.

At the Weston Park Museum shop you’ll find a wide range of products inspired by the displays and your museums favourites.

There’s lots of toys and games, including plenty of pocket money treats, as well as books exploring the city’s, delicious Sheffield Honey from our hives on the museum roof, and much more.

Visit our accessibility page for information on accessible facilities and resources to help you plan your visit. 

We are only able to welcome Assistance Dogs to Weston Park Museum.

We welcome handheld, non-flash photography for personal use whenever we can and ask visitors to respect artists’ copyright.

Photography may be restricted in certain exhibitions at the request of lenders, artists or exhibition partners. There will be signage in the part of the museum where this applies.

Whether you'd like to do a workshop led by our staff or just bring your class to one of our sites, we’d love to welcome you – find out more about school visits here

We offer a wide range of guided tours, talks and workshops for group visitors. Whether you're an art society, luncheon club or ESOL class we can arrange a visit to suit your needs and give you a great day out. Find out more about group visits.

Support Us

Sheffield Museums is a charity. Your support helps keep your museums open and free for everyone to enjoy.

Read more