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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. 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.

Sheaf Works, Sheffield c.1850 © Sheffield Museums

Sheaf Works, Sheffield c.1850 © Sheffield Museums

City of Rivers

Fri 24 November 2023 - Sun 3 November 2024

Weston Park Museum

Sheffield is a city born from its rivers, sculpting the landscape and powering the industries that made it prosper.

 

Today, they're the arteries that flow through the urban sprawl, continuing to shape the character of the city and our lives in it. From vast reservoirs and cascading weirs to the brooks that trickle through our many green spaces, they also provide a home to a rich abundance of local wildlife.

City of Rivers brings together stories, objects, artwork, film and photography to chronicle Sheffield's relationship with its waterways. Drawing on contributions from people across the city, it reflects on our connections to them in our work, leisure time and our impact on the natural habitats they represent.

Find out more about the exhibition in this Now Then Magazine preview 

 

We worked with Screen Yorkshire to support students from Sheffield Hallam University to create a series of short films in response to the themes of the exhibition. Watch them here

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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 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.

Sheaf Works, Sheffield c.1850

© Sheffield Museums

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