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A high and well worn red brick wall fills most of the image. At ground level there are several furnace openings, now bricked up. Old tongs lean against the wall and there are several display boards including a large photograph of the workshop in its working heyday. A high and well worn red brick wall fills most of the image. At ground level there are several furnace openings, now bricked up. Old tongs lean against the wall and there are several display boards including a large photograph of the workshop in its working heyday.

© Ian M Spooner

© Ian M Spooner

Tom Parkin’s Workshop

Continuing Display

Kelham Island Museum

This is a reconstruction of a Tom Parkin’s cutler’s workshop. The workshop was originally on Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, where it was in use until 1968.

 

Here the cutler would receive the ground blades, for which they’d make and fit handles before giving the knife its final finish. This workshop reflects the traditional and simple technology that was used by the cutlery trade before mass production methods.

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

We’re unable to run the River Don Engine on Sun 23 Jun due to a leak on the condensation pipe. We’re sorry if you were hoping to see it in action, our Historic Engineering team are working on the problem and we’ll have it back in steam as soon as possible.

The Upper Transport Gallery and Simplex Car display will be closed for events on Sat 15, Sat 22 & Sat 29 Jun.

Kelham Island Museum

Alma Street

Sheffield

S3 8RY

A high and well worn red brick wall fills most of the image. At ground level there are several furnace openings, now bricked up. Old tongs lean against the wall and there are several display boards including a large photograph of the workshop in its working heyday.

Tom Parkin’s Workshop

© Ian M Spooner

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