Heritage Open Days: 10-19 Sept. 2021 - what did you discover?!

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Stanage North Lees

Cruck Barn, North Less, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1BR

Stanage-North Lees is located close to Hathersage in the Dark Peak and managed by the Peak District National Park Authority, Stanage Forum and the…

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‘Drainspotting’ - Sheffield’s Victorian pavement features

Next Chapter Books, 7 Rustlings Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7AA

A new route for 2021! A walk around Endcliffe and Ranmoor looking at the remnants of Victorian infrastructure found on the street. Drain covers,…

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A Brief History of Professional Theatre in Sheffield

Lyceum Theatre , Tudor Square, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2LA

Hear tales of travelling players to current theatre practices via Georgian, Victorian, Repertory and commercial touring Theatre. In light of the…

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A Medieval Day in Dore

Dore Village Green, Savage Lane, Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Our Medieval Day in Dore will take you back in time to 13th century Dore at the time of the 2nd Barons' War. You'll see and experience the…

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A walk round Attercliffe

Attercliffe Supertram Stop, Shortridge Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

This two-hour history walk, starting and finishing at the Attercliffe Supertram stop, shows the streets and surviving buildings between Staniforth…

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Abbeyfield House

Abbeyfield House, Abbeyfield Road, Pitsmoor, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 7 AT

A local volunteer will provide a tour Abbeyfield House which sits in Abbeyfield Park. Built as a family home in 1800s, the house and associated…

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Aizlewood’s Mill Tour

Aizlewood Business Centre, Aizlewoods Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8GG

A rare opportunity to take a tour of this Victorian flour mill, designed by William Flockton and built in 1861 in the former nursery gardens of…

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All Good Stuff at Butcher Works

All Good Stuff at Butcher Works, Butcher Works, 72 Arundel Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2NS

Edible England We are inviting local artists and makers to submit artistic representations in any medium of food and drink and related artefacts…

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All Saints Ecclesall: Remarkable Sheffield Stories

All Saints Ecclesall Church, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7PP

Across the week we will be running a series of talks, and tours to celebrate the incredible All Saints Ecclesall Heritage. You might want to find…

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Behind the Screens of the National Videogame Museum

The National Videogames Museum, Angel Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8LN

Uncover the story behind the National Videogame Museum at this special event, organised by Sheffield Civic Trust in partnership with the National…

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Birley Spa Talk and Tour of the Grounds

Birley Spa, Birley Spa Lane, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S12 4ED

We are offering a unique opportunity to learn about the site at Birley Spa, its history from ancient to modern, including our plans for the…

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Bishops’ House Tours - discover the Captain Blythe fireplace

Bishops' House, Norton Lees Lane , Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9BE

Bishops' House is the best preserved timber framed building in Sheffield. Built in 1554 by the Blythe family, the house has survived to the…

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Botanical Gardens, Sheffield: Apothecary Guided Tour

Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN

Join us for a fantasy tour of the Botanical Gardens on Tuesday 14 September, when you’ll be invited to imagine you are an apprentice apothecary…

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Botanical Gardens, Sheffield: Revealing Robert Marnock

Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2LN

"Revealing Robert Marnock: ’the most successful landscape gardener’ of the nineteenth century." This talk provides an introduction to Robert…

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Brewery Talk and Tasting at the Gardeners Rest

Gardeners Rest, 105 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8AT

Want to know how traditional cask ales are brewed? Then join us for a talk and beer tasting by our friends Gorilla Brewery who will share with you…

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BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY - CREATING ART WITH FOOD!

Broomhill Community Library, 10 Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR

Come and enjoy some relaxing creativity at the end of your busy week. Make some pictures using paints and foods. The activity may take place…

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BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY - FOOD FOR OUR FUTURE?

Broomhill Community Library, 10 Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR

An introduction to the life of Carrie Foggitt, who lived at Oriel House (now the library) who was an entrepreneurial vegetarian. The experiences…

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BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY - OPEN GARDEN & POCKET PARK

Broomhill Community Library, 10 Taptonville Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR

Self guided trail available when the library is open (see website). On site guide at certain times to be confirmed. Children’s ‘Eye-Spy’.

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Cemetery Road Baptist Church Sheffield

Cemetery Road Baptist Church, Napier Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8HA

The Baptist movement owes its origin to radical sixteenth-century European Anabaptists (literally "re-baptisers"). Today, Baptists are found…

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Cutlery For Afternoon Tea

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RY

An online talk that goes through a range of over 50 unusual objects made in Sheffield and sent all around the world to adorn dining tables.…

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Ecclesfield St Mary

St Mary's Church, Priory Road, Ecclesfield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 9XZ

On a raised ancient site overlooking the village to which it gave its name, medieval Ecclesfield was one of the largest parishes in England. After…

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Edible England Exhibition: How did your nan cook it?

Sheffield Libraries & Information Services, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1XZ

Reading Sheffield will be displaying a variety of books related to the theme of Edible England. These will include home made recipe books,…

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Foraging with DCRT

Ford Wheel Dam Car Park, Bridge Inn, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S12 3YD

Join DCRT on a riverside foraging walk in the beautiful Moss Valley. Learn good practice foraging, try some foraged foods and take ideas home for…

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Fulwood History Walk

Fulwood, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

In 1880, Fulwood was a small collection of houses and outlying farms. Over the next 50 years, it was transformed into a prosperous suburb. The…

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Gardeners Rest Heritage Festival of Sheffield Food and Drink

Gardeners Rest, 105 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8AT

During the Heritage Open Days festival, the Gardeners Rest will be paying homage to Sheffield's traditional, locally-produced food and drink to…

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Great Aunt Bea - The Life of an Ordinary Sheffield Woman

Fronteer Gallery, 18 Exchange Street, Castlegate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 5TS

Great Aunt Bea - The Life of an Ordinary Sheffield Woman is an exhibition of photographs of Sheffield and beyond. Great Aunt Bea always told…

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Grow Your Own! A History of Allotments in Sheffield

Gardeners Rest, 105 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8AT

This illustrated talk by Margaret Boulton will chart the history of allotments in Sheffield from the early industrialisation of the 18th and 19th…

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Growing up with Birley Spa - Talk with Author Bill Pollard

Birley Spa, Birley Spa Lane, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S12 4ED

Bill was born and brought up in Sheffield. His family moved to Hackenthorpe in 1954, when he was 4 years old. His schooling started at Rainbow…

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Heritage Open Days: Collection Store Tour

Sheffield Museums Collection Store, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Step behind the scenes with our curators for a wonderful chance to have a closer look at many of the items in our collection that are not…

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Heritage Open Days: Industrial Collection Store Tour

Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RY

Have you ever wanted to look behind-the-scenes of a museum? Discover more about the industrial collection, and find out how we look after the…

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Holy Trinity, Sheffield

7 Johnson Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8GL

During the flood of 2007, the church was extensively damaged. The congregation is refurbishing to its former glory. Each year something new can be…

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How the Sheaf was Lost and How We Can Get it Back Again in Castlegate

Castlegate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Learn about the history of Sheffield’s lost River Sheaf which flows under the streets of Castlegate and discover why it was buried for 150 years…

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Industry and beauty on the Loxley - Malin Bridge and the 1864 Great Flood.

Hillsborough Corner, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6

Looking at the history of the area from bustling Hillsborough Corner to the 19th-century factories of Malin Bridge and then the water power and…

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Learn about the co-operative movement, with Principle 5

Principle 5 - Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre, Aizlewood's Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8GG

Sheffield’s strong co-operative development has resulted in Aizlewood's Mill, a heritage asset and also a co-op owned centre providing workspace…

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Loxley and Wadsley Heritage Walk

Loxley Village Green, Junction of Loxley Road and Rodney Hill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 4TF

Led by Malcolm Nunn, of Bradfield Walkers Welcome Group, join us on this walk, created in partnership with Sheffield Walking Festival, to discover…

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Meersbrook and the Meers Brook

Saxon Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 0XY

A walk around Meersbrook, the former edge of Sheffield and the Yorkshire and Derbyshire boundary. Exploring the route of the Meers Brook from the…

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Mosborough History Meeting Group Walks

Mosborough Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Mosborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S20 5BT

A self-guided Lottery funded walk, showing the past heritage and hidden industrial history that has shaped Mosborough and surrounding…

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Natural History and Heritage of Lees Hall Wood

John O' Gaunt pub car park, 151 Blackstock Road, (SK 370 832), Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S14 1FX

Join us on this walking tour led by members of Gleadless Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Sheffield Walking Festival. Learn about the plants…

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Parkwood Springs to Hillsborough Park - a history walk

Parkwood Springs car park, Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 9AA

We'll start by hearing about Parkwood Springs in medieval times when it was a deer park. Two Shirecliffe Halls existed on the site – the first a…

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Portland Works Little Sheffield Limited

Committee Ltd, Portland Works, Randall Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 4SJ

This hybrid event will be available via our website for access to all our online events and in person events need to be booked. It is a great…

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Pub Heritage Walk: Kelham Island, Sheffield

Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8SA

Please note, this event will be reviewed in the light of advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic - it may be cancelled at short notice. This event…

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Reading Sheffield: Edible England Blogs

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

There will be around 10 blogs on a variety of topics such as : Food memories of the Reading Sheffield Interviewees; Recipe books including…

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Regather – Community Gardening Session

Regather Co-Operative Ltd, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8BU

Every Sunday throughout the summer Regather has been running the Lansdowne Estate Gardening Club, a project supported by the Community Resilience…

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Rivelin Valley Heritage Open Day

Rivelin Valley Park Cafe, Rivelin Park Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5GE

The Rivelin Valley Conservation Group is this year celebrating 30 years and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield has been invited to reveal a specially…

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Sheffield Cathedral / Bread of Heaven - Food for the Journey

Cathedral Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HA

The Cathedral's '1554 Coffee Shop & Gift Shop' use local producers and suppliers where possible. There will be an opportunity to sample and…

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Sheffield Cathedral / Candlelit Quiet Space - Cathedrals at Night

Cathedral Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HA

The Cathedral will be entirely lit by candles - the focus will be a large cross on the floor of the nave, created using tealights. The building…

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Sheffield General Cemetery - ‘Food & Grief’ Exhibition

The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT

This Heritage Open Days festival we welcome you to explore our online and in-person exhibition, created in collaboration with local faith groups,…

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Sheffield General Cemetery - Confectioner’s Corner Outdoor Exhibition & Activities

The Samuel Worth Chapel , Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT

The outdoor exhibition is created in collaboration with local sweet manufactures, Maxons Ltd and Simpkins Ltd and will include new work from our…

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Sheffield General Cemetery - Eco-Stitchers Exhibition

The Samuel Worth Chapel , Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT

The group will be offering activities for visitors such as leaf rubbing onto calico; printing with vegetables and simple stitching onto leaf…

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Sheffield General Cemetery - Edible England Workshops & Talks

The Samuel Worth Chapel , Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT

In Person: Saturday 11th Sept. Times TBC. The Samuel Worth Chapel 1. Katherine Blessan & the Food and Stories Group - City Church for asylum…

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Sheffield General Cemetery - Medicinal Plants Self-guided Trail

The Gate House, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT

In the Cemetery, this highlights woodland cures and foraging folk remedies from history in woodlands and wild spaces. Over at the Botanical…

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Sheffield Hallam University - exhibition of material from the 1951 Festival of Britain

Sheffield Hallam University Charles Street Atrium, 133 Charles Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2ND

Sheffield Hallam University Library holds a large collection of material relating to the 1951 Festival of Britain within its Special Collections.…

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Sheffield Home of Football Heritage Walking Tour

Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1DA

This guided walk will begin from the Crucible Theatre where the Adelphi Hotel once stood and in which Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United,…

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Sheffield Old Town: Echoes of the Past

Sheffield Cathedral forecourt, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Join us on this fascinating walk, led by local historian Les Seaman, along the canal basin, by the River Don and through the city centre to learn…

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Sheffield Pub Heritage Walk

Fagans, 69 Broad Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4BS

Please note, this event will be reviewed in the light of advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic - it may be cancelled at short notice. This event…

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Sheffield: A Civilised Place

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HA

Sheffield is a civilised city and this walk shows something of how this has been achieved. You will see buildings and structures, various forms of…

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St James’ Church, Norton

St James' Church, Norton Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 8JQ

Self-lead tours or guides available. Children's activity bags available to take away.

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St John’s Church Ranmoor, St Mark’s Church, Broomill & Broomhall, St Mary’s Church Walkley

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2SE

St John’s Ranmoor, St Mark’s Broomhill and Broomhall and St Mary’s Walkley were all built in the second half of the 19th century to serve…

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St Marie’s Catholic Cathedral - Sheffield

St Marie's Catholic Cathedral, Norfolk Row , Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2PA

This beautiful Victorian Church a centre for Catholic worship and social action for 170 years has a variety of images both in the stonework and…

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St Mark’s Church, Broomhill & Broomhall, Sheffield

St Mark's Church, Broomfield Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2SE

Explore the architecture of George Pace and the stunning Piper window at St Mark's Broomhill, which was selected by the National Churches Trust as…

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Tales of City Centre Music Halls of West Bar

The Lyceum Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2LA

A walk round the West Bar area, visiting the sites of long gone music halls, circuses and pub singing rooms, with tales of the managers, artistes…

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The Cutlers’ Hall

The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, Cutlers Hall, 7-15 Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HG

The Hall has magnificent public rooms and houses various collections belonging to the Company. It has the only collection in the world which has…

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The Great Sheffield Deer Park Boundary Walk

Castlebeck Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 1AS

Join us on a tour, led by David Templeman, Elizabethan Historian and Chair of the Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge, as we follow ancient footpaths…

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The History of the Gardeners Rest talk with Cellar Tour

Gardeners Rest, 105 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8AT

The Gardeners Rest on the banks of the River Don has seen many changes since Victorian times, yet it still retains its traditional charm and…

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The Naked People

Meadowhall Tram Terminus, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 1EQ

We set out from Meadowhall to discover the Kimberworth Sculpture Trail – 10 cast iron statues set in attractive parkland and woodland in 2000.…

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The People’s Museum of Heeley

Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3DT

Heeley City Farm has been an important part of the local community for 40 years. In this our 40th anniversary year, join us as we begin to develop…

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Tour and Visit to the remains of Sheffield Castle, with the Old Town Hall

Site of Castle Market, Exchange Street, Castlegate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 5TS

Friends of Sheffield Castle, Old Town Hall and Wessex Archaeology welcome you to a tour of the site of Sheffield Castle, including a visit to the…

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Trinity Church (URC)

737 A Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8TG

Church buildings can reveal a surprising amount about a community's history and what makes it tick. In this case, the community is the whole of…

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Turner Museum of Glass

University of Sheffield, Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 3JD

The museum has a collection of art glass gathered by the Founder of the First University Department of Glass Technology in the world. Many of the…

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Underbank Unitarian Chapel

Underbank Chapel, Stannington Road, Stannington, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 6AP

Visit our 18th century Unitarian Chapel situated just outside Stannington with its beautiful views over the Loxley Valley. Hear our 100 year old…

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Upper Chapel & Channing Hall (Unitarian)

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2JD

Upper Chapel, built in 1700, is set back from the road in an attractive forecourt garden with three George Fullard Bronze statues; 'Mother and…

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Walkley Victorian History Mystery Self Guided Who Dunnit tour.

Walkley Library, 403 South Road, Walkley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 3TD

The self-guided round walk will take the participants through a small area of Walkley. Starting at Walkley Library you will collect a small…

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Wardsend Cemetery

Wardsend Cemetery, Livesey St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2ET

'Makers, Providers, Producers and Sporting Achievements' Christine Handley and Hugh Waterhouse are leading a short walk to look at some of the…

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Whiteley Woods Outdoor Activity Centre

Whiteley Wood Outdoor Activity Centre, Common Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7TG

The stable block was originally used as domestic support buildings for Whiteley Wood Hall, which dated back to 1663. By 1929 the hall was in…

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Wincobank Chapel, with optional guided walk to the nearby Iron Age Hillfort

132 Wincobank Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 6BB

Built-in 1841 as a school by anti-slavery campaigner Mary Anne Rawson, the land and buildings were left in trust to the community and have been in…

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Wonderful Wharncliffe Heath

Don Bridge, Station Road, Deepcar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Enjoy the birds, plants, trees and insects to be found in Wharncliffe Wood and the Heath Nature Reserve. Learn from individual experts from the…

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Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

Lawrence Street /Zion Lane, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 3RG

The Friends of Zion Graveyard were formed in 2017 to protect and preserve the disused graveyard of the now demolished Zion Congregational Church…

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Steel Town - Stocksbridge Heritage Walk

Fox Valley Shopping Centre, Fox Valley Way, Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, S36 2AB

Stocksbridge, north-west of Sheffield, has grown up around the steelworks started by Samuel Fox; it sits in the steep-sided Little Don valley,…

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