Kelham Island

Kelham Island is a reminder of Sheffield’s industrial era, which is now home to Kelham Island Museum, Kelham Island Brewery, as well as many other Sheffield businesses.

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Kelham Island, now one of Sheffield’s designated Quarters was once an industrial area. The island was created by building a mill race which was fed from the river Don to serve water wheels which powered workshops in the area.

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On the site of Kelham Island sitting in pride of place is the largest surviving Bessemer Converter, paying homage to the steel production that Sheffield is so famous for.

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In 1982 Kelham Island Museum was opened, to celebrate and as a reminder of Sheffield’s steel making and industrial past. The museum houses reconstructed workshops from the city’s industrial hay-day.

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As an adopted Sheffielder I have learned much about the industrial past of the area from the museum.

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