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Weston Park Museum

Weston Park Museum tells the stories of Sheffield and its people, from prehistory to present day

Originally opened in 1875, Weston Park Museum has found lifelong fans in younger visitors and grown-ups alike for nearly 150 years.


You’ll discover everything from archaeological treasures to zoological wonders, meet visitor favourites Spike the Woolly Rhino and Snowy the Polar Bear, and find out more about the people and events that shaped the city we know today. It's also home to a programme of changing exhibitions and events for all ages.

In the Picturing Sheffield gallery, you'll see Sheffield-themed highlights from the city’s art collection, including work by Pete McKee, Jo Peel, Stanley Royle, Joe Scarborough, and Emilie Taylor, as well as John Singer Sargent’s much-loved The Misses Vickers.

You can explore life in Ancient Egypt and unearth amazing artefacts spanning centuries in the Beneath Your Feet gallery. Over in What On Earth, you'll find out more about the city's changing wildlife and environment.

In Sheffield Stories and Sheffield Life & Times, you'll discover the people and events that shaped the city and how life in Sheffield has changed over the years.   

And when you're ready to recharge your batteries, head in to the museum café, Ambulo, for a tasty pick me up and some top coffee.  

 

 

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

 

 

A photograph of a woman in a carnival costume including an ornate gold headdress and cape.

Caribbean Footsteps

Now Open  |  Weston Park Museum

Celebrating the stories of Sheffield's African Caribbean community.

Free Exhibition  |  Please Donate

 

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City of Rivers

24 Nov 2023 – 4 Nov 2024  |  Weston Park Museum

Explore our connections to the rivers that shaped Sheffield 

Free Exhibition  |  Please Donate

 

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A painting of a busy industrial scene showing factories with many chimneys which have smoke billowing out of them. A waterway runs to the right of the picture with boats and a train travels over a viaduct. There are lots of people and horses and carts.
Painted Coffin Face Of Nesitanebetasheru, 720 664 BC

Ancient Egypt

Continuing Display  |  Weston Park Museum

From pharaohs and pyramids to mummies and myths, explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt in our gallery at Weston Park Museum.

Free Entry  |  Please Donate

 

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Sheffield Life & Times

Continuing Display  |  Weston Park Museum

Discover some of Sheffield's fascinating stories, told from the point of view of people who’ve lived here, in our Sheffield Life & Times gallery.

Free Entry  |  Please Donate

 

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All Exhibitions & Displays

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Events at Weston Park Museum

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  • © Andy Brown
  • © Andy Brown
  • © Andy Brown
  • © Andy Brown
  • © Andy Brown

 

 

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A marriage ceremony in the Picturing Sheffield Gallery at Weston Park Museum