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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

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


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The Charlesworth Transport Gallery

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