Sheffield

Properties and events in Sheffield

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'Drainspotting' - Sheffield's Victorian pavement features

Next Chapter Books, 7 Rustlings Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

A look at the history under our feet. Discover the social heritage that we walk over every day.

A journey of a thousand miles . . begins with the first step

All Good Stuff at Butcher Works, 72 Arundel Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2NS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Artists and makers share their personal art and craft journeys in an exhibition and in-person conversations and demonstrations inside the historic Butcher Works Gallery.

A Taste of the Rivelin

Rivelin Park Cafe, Rivelin Park Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5FE
In person
Pre-booking not required

An introduction to the foraging present and industrial past of the Rivelin. Led by Siobhan (Shony's Mushrooms) and Calvin (Hidden Sheffield Walks), we will explore edible fungi and flora alongside the remnants of water-powered industry.

A tour of paradise square and its people

Paradise square, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2DE
In person
Pre-booking not required

A tour of paradise square and the story’s of the interesting people that lived there.

A walk round Attercliffe

Attercliffe Supertram Stop, Shortridge Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 3SH
In person
Pre-booking required

The Lower Don Valley was the powerhouse of Sheffield's heavy steel industry and Attercliffe was where its workers lived. Though many buildings have disappeared what remains is a fascinating insight into the life of a once-thriving community.

Alfred Denny Museum

Alfred Denny Museum, School of Biosciences, Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S102TN
In person
Pre-booking required

The Alfred Denny Museum is a zoological teaching museum that illuminates the diversity of the animal kingdom through its variety of animal specimens, including skeletons, taxidermy, pinned insects, spirit jars, and more!

All Saints Ecclesall – explore the church, grounds, its history and heritage

Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7PP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore the Grade II listed church building, first built in the 18th century, and discover the 10 acres of church grounds, its vast array of nature, and over 10,000 graves. Guided tours, displays, graveyard enquiries, family activities.

Beauchief Abbey

Beauchief Abbey, Beauchief Abbey Lane, Beauchief, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 7BD
In person
Pre-booking not required

A hidden gem, the Oldest Building in Sheffield - set in a peaceful site, surrounded by parkland. 12th Century Tower and 17th Century Box Pews.

Beehive Works

Beehive Works, Milton Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 7WL
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to visit this historic Grade II* listed Victorian cutlery factory, home to Sheffield’s last remaining hand-grinders, a recording studio and other modern makers and creatives.

Birley Spa Bath House History Talk and Tour

Birley Spa, Birley Spa Lane, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S12 4ED
In person
Pre-booking required

Guided tour of Sheffield's only Victorian Bath House with a spring-fed plunge pool. Learn about its colourful history, its importance in our city's working-class heritage and the wildlife that call it home.

Broomhill - Taptonville Road Local History Walk

1 Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BQ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Taptonville Road was created in 1850 when John Hobson set out his new estate, just off the new turnpike road to Glossop. We shall talk about its residents as we walk up the hill to view Hobson's own home, before walking back down to Fulwood Rd.

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY - A magical story of connections between people and wildlife!

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

How can teens save the planet? Meet Steve Draper and find out as he shares his inspiring story for 8 - 12 years olds. Plus some fun activities.

Broomhill Community Library - Connecting through Creative Writing

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Whether you are a beginner or experienced join us for Creative Writing with the Broomspring Writers. They will facilitate a session with a heritage twist on the theme of routes, networks and connections.

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Conversations connecting our Diverse Cultures

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

What is your story and journey to Sheffield? Join us for tea, cake and conversation to celebrate the routes made by our global cultural communities.

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY - EXPLORING THE HIDDEN GARDEN

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a tour of the Percy Cane Heritage Garden and see the latest creativity by the garden team. Self Guided trail and treasure hunt for children

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY - Packhorse Routes of Sheffield - an efficient but long forgotten industry

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Local historian Melanie FitzGerald will share new insights into the importance of the local packhorse routes in and around Sheffield and how to identify the evidence which can still be found.

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY - PERCY CANE HERITAGE CONNECTIONS

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

An illustrated talk and walk explore the connections which influenced the designs of gardens created by Percy Cane.

BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY HERITAGE GARDEN - Find out about the fascinating journeys of our plants.

Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 5BR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Thousands of plants have been introduced into Britain from before Roman times by travellers, warriors, explorers and plant hunters. We will find out about the history of the plants in our Percy Cane Heritage Garden and perhaps your garden too.

Burial Research Team Open Day

The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Meet the team of Burial Research volunteers who research the fascinating lives of people buried at Sheffield General Cemetery.

Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery Exhibition

Sheffield, North Chapel in Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 9DN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Friends of Burngreave Cemetery & Chapels invite you to enjoy our exhibitions, leaflets and cemetery grounds.

Burton Street Foundation History Mystery Tour

Capel Building, 57 Burton Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Burton Street is now a thriving centre for people with learning disabilities. But there are rumours that it's haunted by the ghosts of Victorian teachers and school children. Take a tour of our beautiful old buildings - if you dare!

Church Open Day

Cemetery Road Baptist Church, Napier Street (also accessible from Cemetery Road), Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8HA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this Romanesque style Grade 2 listed building, erected in 1859, with its baptismal pool and First World War Memorial pulpit. Explore the church's multi-ethnic heritage and continuing life as a congregation from many parts of the world

Conduit and Confinement - A Lodge Moor explore

51 bus terminus, Redmires Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 4LJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The beauty and history of Lodge Moor and Redmires. Reservoirs and conduit, a military base and prison camp, isolation hospitals and a racecourse, all formed a remote outpost in years gone by, with much evidence of the past still to be found today!

Diverse Habitats Self Guided Trail - Sheffield General Cemetery

Sheffield General Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn about the cemetery's diverse habitats and the species that make the cemetery their home.

Diverse Habitats Tour with Botanist Gerry Firkins - Sheffield General Cemetery

Meet at The Gatehouse, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore Sheffield General Cemetery's diverse and unique habitats with Gerry Firkins.

Football History Walking Tour

The Old Fire Station, 101-109 West Bar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8PT
In person
Pre-booking preferred

The city of Sheffield is a unique open air museum of football history. Called 'the world's first city of football' there is no other place on the planet where you can see numerous unique, early and historic football sites during a short walk.

Geological Ramble in the Porter Valley

Brookhouse Hill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3TE
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Explore the extraction and processing of the minerals once found in the Porter Valley with a team of expert geologists.

Global Connections Exhibition - Sheffield General Cemetery

The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

A exhibition of fascinating stories of people from all over the world who came to Sheffield and are buried in the General Cemetery.

Global Connections Kid's Crafts and Activities at The Samuel Worth Chapel

The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

FREE fun crafts, drawing in the Cemetery and nature BINGO!

Global Connections Self Guided Trail - Sheffield General Cemetery

Sheffield General Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

A self guided trail around Sheffield General Cemetery about people who came from all over the world and found work in Sheffield industries.

Golden Years: 50 years of South Yorkshire’s Emergency Services

The Old Fire Station, 101-109 West Bar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8PT
In person
Pre-booking not required

2024 marks 50 years since the formation of "South Yorkshire.” Join our curatorial team for meet-and-greet sessions with videos, stories, and objects in our new cafe as we celebrate the last 50 years of the newly formed emergency services of the time.

Graves Park: Finding lost Norton Park - Digging Deeper For All Heritage Walk

Graves Park, Top of Derbyshire Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 8QA
In person
Pre-booking not required

An exploration of the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Project: Finding Lost Norton Park - Digging Deeper for All. A Guided Walk in Graves Park: Exploring the names, settlements, waterways and ancient routes through and around the park.

Guided Tour of the Turner Museum of Glass

University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Portobello Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 3JD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn of the origins of glass making, see a glass wedding dress, find wine glasses engraved with secret but sensitive political statements, view a mosaic highlighting glass history and laugh at a musical joke.

Holy Trinity now New Testament Church of God

1 Johnson Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8GT
In person
Pre-booking not required

The New Testament Church of God was originally Holy Trinity Wicker Church. It was built in 1847 and consecrated by the Archbishop of York in October 1848. It is a Grade II Listed Building.

Kelham Island walking tour

Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RY
In person
Pre-booking required

This guided walk brings to life one of Sheffield’s first industrial districts. You’ll discover its buildings, stories about its history, the successes and the tragedies of the people who made it what it is, and an insight into the place today.

Kid's Global Connections Tour of Sheffield General Cemetery

Sheffield General Cemetery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8NT
In person
Pre-booking required

A guided tour for children ages 8- 16 around Sheffield General Cemetery about people who came from all over the world and found work in Sheffield industries.

Loxley Cemetery - Our Titanic Connection

Loxley Cemetery, Loxley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 6RW
In person
Pre-booking required

Visit a 200 year+ chapel and adjacent cemetery set in the beautiful Loxley Valley. Take tours of memorials/war graves and discover our connection to the Titanic disaster.

Lunchtime Talk: Godfrey Sykes and His Groundbreaking Design Work

Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TP
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Hear about Godfrey Sykes' interesting career in Sheffield and how he became lead of the design team at the V&A Museum.

OPEN DORE - Dore Masonic Hall

Dore Masonic Hall, Woodland View, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3LA
In person
Pre-booking not required

What is the history of Dore Masonic Hall? Discover the links between the Sheffield & Rotherham Licenced Victualers Association, Sir Francis Leggatt Chantry, J.B.V. Mitchell-Withers & Sons (Architects) and Burton upon Trent

Parkwood Springs - from Deer Park to Country Park

Parkwood Springs Car Park, Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 8XB
In person
Pre-booking not required

See the best views in Sheffield and hear how a medieval deer park provided materials for industry, a home for workers, a dump for waste and a platform for guns. But now the deer are back and Parkwood Springs is set to be our country park in the city.

Pub Heritage Walk: Kelham Island, Sheffield

Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8SA
In person
Pre-booking required

A walking tour in Kelham Island, Sheffield encompassing both aspects of the industrial heritage of the area and of the ‘Beer Capital’ status owned by the City of Sheffield.

Public grave, private grave? Rich and poor in Walkley's Victorian Cemetery

Walkley Cemetery, Nichols Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 5DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

A guided tour of our Victorian cemetery. How is social class reflected in the design of our cemetery and its monuments?

Sheffield Castle Excavation Tours

Exchange Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1
In person
Pre-booking required

This is your chance to see the newly revealed remains of Sheffield Castle, buried for around 400 years. Join Wessex Archaeology and Friends of Sheffield Castle to learn about the history of the Castle and what recent excavations have unearthed.

Sheffield Hospitals History Collection

Heritage Centre, Central Lane, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 7AU
In person
Pre-booking required

This is a rare opportunity for visitors to see old hospital instruments and equipment as well as portraits, busts and photographs relating to the history of the Sheffield Hospitals.

Sheffield Networks of Activism - A free guided walk

Sheffield City Council Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Sheffield Networks of Activism. We will walk through Sheffield City Centre looking at buildings and places connected to Sheffield's extraordinary history of activism and political reforming.

Sheffield Town Hall 'Behind the Scenes' Tour

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HH
In person
Pre-booking required

Take a guided tour of this Grade I listed building with the Council's Heritage Champion Cllr Janet Ridler, see some of its fine Victorian chambers, meeting rooms and architecture, and hear the stories of its famous visitors and civic dignitaries.

Sheffield's Civic Silver

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HH
In person
Pre-booking required

A chance to see Sheffield's wonderful collection of silverware & hear the stories behind these unique pieces.

Showroom Cinema

7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BX
In person
Pre-booking required

A free screening of a local-interest heritage film with an introduction, along with a brief talk about the history and heritage of Showroom Cinema, which was originally built as Kennings Motor Company’s Sheffield-based HQ in the 1930s.

Sporting Fulwood

Old Fulwood Road, 10 Hallam Grange Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 4BJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

During this short guided walk, membes of Fulwood History Group will share some history of the many sports teams, grounds and stories connected with Fulwood

St Andrew's Open Day

Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 7RQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The church will be open on Friday and Saturday to welcome drop in visitors. Tours, information plus refreshments and displays.

St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church

St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church, 31 Psalter Lane, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8YL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a short tour of the church, chat with our stewards about our history or simply enjoy the quiet space and wonderful light of our building.

St Augustine's Hunters Bar

Brocco Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8RQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

1030 - 1600 Sat Sept 7th and 14th 14 Charles Kempe windows; Recitals on the Keates organ. Refreshments available

St Marie's Cathedral, Sheffield

Norfolk Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2JB
Online & In person
Pre-booking not required

St Marie's Catholic Cathedral is a beautiful Victorian church in the centre of town, renowned for it architecture, decorations and stained glass. It is the mother church for Catholics and is much loved and used.

St Mark's Church, Broomhill & Broomhall

St Mark's Church Sheffield, Broomfield Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2SE
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to visit to the architect George Pace's finest parish church with its stained glass by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens and Gillian Rees-Thomas and Harry Stammers. Celebrating St Mark's role as an eco-congregation.

St Mary's Church Handsworth Sheffield

Handsworth Road, Handsworth, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 9BZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

GRADE II Listed. Beautiful Stained Glass Windows and Icons; Flower Display; Bell Ringing Demonstration during the weekend; Displays by The Bell Ringers; Handsworth Museum and Sword Dancers. An opportunity to try your hand at well dressing.

St Mary’s Church Walkley Open Day with Exhibitions of the History of this and other Walkley Churches & Cemeteries

Howard Road, Walkley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 3RX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Celebrate the beautiful artisan craftsmanship within the building including the Victorian & 21st century stained glass windows. Exhibitions about past and current places of Worship and Walkley cemeteries. Visit the bell tower to meet the bellringers

St Paul's Church, Wordsworth Avenue, Sheffield

Wordsworth Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 9JH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Designed by Basil Spence, St Paul's Wordsworth Avenue was built in 1956. Come and explore the building, hear talks about Basil Spence by members of Sheffield Modernist Society before joining us for refreshments in the Church Hall next door.

St Saviour's Church, High Green

St Saviour's Church, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35 3HS
In person
Pre-booking not required

A chance to explore this fascinating 150 year old Grade II listed church, built in memory of engineer Parkin Jeffcock, killed along with 360 others in the 1866 Oaks Colliery explosion, to this day the worst mining disaster in England.

Stocksbridge Museum and Heritage Centre

Stocksbridge Town Hall, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 2DT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover a unique collection of Bolsterstone glassware & Midhope Pottery, and find out why Stocksbridge is the birthplace of the modern umbrella!

The Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield

The Cutlers' Hall, Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HG
In person
Pre-booking not required

An opportunity to walk round this private building in Sheffield's city centre, which has links to Sheffield's core industries of cutlery and steel. Its displays are stunning and inspirational.

The Life of Job Stone and other Stonemasons of Ranmoor

St John's Ranmoor, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3GX
In person
Pre-booking not required

This event shares original research into the lives of the stone masons who built St John’s Ranmoor: not once, but twice after a fire had destroyed the first church. Who were these remarkably skilled men?

The National Videogame Museum

Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8LN
In person
Pre-booking required

Did you know Sheffield has a rich videogame heritage? Learn more and play at the UK's only Museum dedicated to videogames.

The Wave Building University of Sheffield

The Wave, University of Sheffield, 2 Whitham Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2AH
In person
Pre-booking required

Tour of building with member of the architect team who designed the building. Display of design drawings.

Tour: Connecting the Dots- Two Mummies, Thomas Bateman & Weston Park Museum

Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TP
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a special museum tour to discover the connection between two mummified people and Victorian antiquarian, Thomas Bateman.

Tours of Portland Works

Portland Works, Randall Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 4SJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Portland Works is a fascinating Grade II* listed former Victorian Cutlery Works, located in the John Street triangle conservation area of Sheffield. Visitors are offered tours of this intriguing site, which is still home to many metal manufacturers.

Trinity United Reformed Church

737a Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 8TG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Trinity United Reform Church will be open at 1000 until 1600 for visitors to explore the building on Saturday 14th. There will be a talk at 1400 by Clyde Binfield "Here I raise my Ebenezer": Smiths in Connection.

Upper Chapel & Channing Hall (Unitarian)

Norfolk Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2JD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover the fine Victorian interior of Upper Chapel, the Italianate interior of Channing Hall and the Chapel's refurbished RIBA award winning Hollis Building. All with great stories connected to Sheffield's people and rich history.

Walk the Streets in the Sky at Park Hill

1 South Street, Park Hill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 5QX
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore this iconic Grade II* listed building, walk the 'Streets in the Sky' and take in its grand views of Sheffield.

Walkley Carnegie Library opens its doors and its history showing the connections to the Walkley Community.

South Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 3TD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Learn about Walkley, its history and its people: how, when and why did they come here and what makes them stay. Explore the links within the community and celebrate the events of the last ten years.

Wentworth Pewter Factory Tour

Monarch Works, Catley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 5JF
In person
Pre-booking required

We invite you to seize the opportunity to explore our pewter factory, where you can witness first hand the fascinating process behind the creation of our exquisite products.

Whirlow Brook Park Global Tree Trail

Whirlow Brook Park, Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 9QD
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Discover and appreciate the wonderful trees of Whirlow Brook Park and their global connections. Learn about the Park's tree collection and the foresight of the Park's previous owners who planted them.

Wincobank Chapel and Iron Age Hillfort

132 Wincobank Avenue, Wincobank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 6BB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the historic Wincobank Chapel, founded in 1841 as a village school by anti-slavery campaigner Mary Ann Rawson. Meet the Brigantes of Wincobank Hill and join a guided walk to Sheffield's Iron Age Hillfort.

Yellow Arch Studios

Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8BX
In person
Pre-booking required

Yellow Arch Studios is now one of the UK's top live music and recording venues, but as Clarence Works it dates back to the 1870s starting life as part of Sheffield's industry. This tour tells the story of its industrial past and its music present.

Your St Mary's, Bramall Lane

St Mary's, Bramall Lane, St Mary's Church, Bramall lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 4QZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Do you have any memories of St Mary's you would like to share with us? Help us gather stories of how St Mary's has featured in your life, and we welcome new visitors to make new stories with.

Zion Graveyard Attercliffe

Zion Graveyard, Lawrence Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 3RG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the forgotten graveyard, burial place of Victorian anti-slavery campaigner Mary Ann Rawson. Abandoned for twenty years it was saved from development by volunteers. Join us for a fascinating talk about the history of the Zion Chapel Community.