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A composite image showing: A woman in a carnival costume including an ornate gold headdress; Travel documents relating to a journey from the Caribbean to the UK; A portrait of a man in a smart grey suit; A brightly coloured painting of three people doing energetic, dance-like movements.  A collection of archive travel documents relating to a journey by boat from the Caribbean to the UK.

Boat travel documents © Sheffield Museums.

Sheffield Stories: Caribbean Footsteps

Fri 10 May 2024 - Sun 2 May 2027

Weston Park Museum

Over 75 years ago, the HMT Empire Windrush brought people seeking new opportunities from the Caribbean to fill post-war labour shortages in the UK. These passengers, and other arrivals between 1948 and 1971, helped forge Britain’s future.


This new exhibition celebrates the many ways that people of African Caribbean heritage have contributed to Sheffield life. Shaped by community co-curators, displays share inspiring stories of journeys, culture and heritage, from church, sport and carnival to fighting racism and discrimination.

Contributions from later generations reflect on the legacy of those who arrived decades before, while interactive displays explore food, music, games and fashion.

Free Entry | Please Donate

Opening Times

Tue–Sat 10am–5pm | Sun 11am–4pm

Sheffield Stories: Caribbean Footsteps & Picturing Sheffield will be closed on Sat 3 Aug & Sat 6 Sep for events

Weston Park Museum

Western Bank


S10 2TP

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