Sheffield is a diverse city and there is always lots to do - with a bustling city centre and the highest ratio of trees to people in Europe (resulting in many lovely green spaces!) there is something for everyone. Here are our top 5 picks:
1. Crucible Theatre
Built in 1971, this versatile space has been adapted to show case dance and musical performances as well as classical and modern theatre. The audience sits on three sides and no member is more than 20 metres away from the performer, therefore, all shows and performances are intimate. Click here to see what’s on.
2. Kelham Island Museum
Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. The interactive galleries tell the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production and what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution.
3. Heeley City Farm
One for kids and adults alike - a friendly farm and environmental visitor centre in the heart of Sheffield. You will be able to meet the friendly animals, enjoy fresh meals in the Café, The Farm Kitchen or stock up on plants from the Garden Centre.
4. The Botanical Gardens
Perfect for those days where you want to escape the hustle and bustle. Home to a wide range of plants, there is always something new to see. The Gardens also host various events ranging from tours, art shows and theatre productions throughout the year. Not one to miss out on!
5. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. It is now a group of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. See workers' houses, waterwheels, workshops, tilt hammers, a grinding hull and the last complete crucible steel furnace surviving in the UK!
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