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A view of the gallery showing the backs of two children, a black and red trailer and the side of an engine. A view of the gallery showing the backs of two children, a black and red trailer and the side of an engine.

© Andy Brown

© Andy Brown

The Charlesworth Transport Gallery

Continuing Display

Kelham Island Museum

Showcasing some of the finest Sheffield-made vehicles of the 1920s, The Charlesworth Transport Gallery explores the story of transport in Sheffield and its essential part of our industrial history.


Transport has played a vital role within Sheffield, both within its industries and for the city as a whole. As a major manufacturing centre, a good transport system was important to carry raw materials and goods in and out, as well as to transport workers and inhabitants around the city. In addition to its own transport use, it was also a key manufacturer of both parts and vehicles.

See objects including a Richardson Light Car, Ner-a-Car motorcylces, an electric Metrovick milk float and a Rolls-Royce Avon jet engine.

Upstairs in the Upper Transport Gallery, you’ll discover examples of perhaps the most famous car made in Sheffield, the Simplex.

Free Entry | Please Donate

Opening Times

Tue-Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 11am-4pm

***The museum will be closed Thu 30 Nov, Fri 1 Dec & Tue 5 Dec for Victorian Christmas Market set up and set down.

The museum will be open on Sat 2 & Sun Dec for the Victorian Christmas Market - entry £8 adults / children free***

The museum will close for the festive break on Fri 22 Dec and reopen on Tue 2 Jan.

Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street


S3 8RY

The Charlesworth Transport Gallery

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