South Yorkshire

Properties and events in South Yorkshire

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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.

"The eighteenth-century discovery of Britain and Ireland" a talk by Professor Jim Watt in Doncaster Mansion House

Mansion House, High Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1DG
In person
Pre-booking not required

An illustrated talk about the development of tourism in Britain and Ireland in the 18th century by Professor Jim Watt from the school of 18th century studies at York University, to be held in the ballroom of Doncaster's Georgian Mansion House

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.

Aston Reading Room

Aston Reading Room, Aughton Lane, Aston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 2AN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Display of local history documents, maps and photos. History of community and lives of servicemen in two World Wars. Research of graves in the churchyard and Aston Hall links to Capability Brown. Research into mining fatalities in local collieries.

Barnsley Civic - Historic Eldon Street entrance re-opening event

Barnsley Civic, Eldon Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2JL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Barnsley's only grade II listed building will officially re-open after closing its doors in 1998.

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.

Brook Explorers with DCRT - family fun at Cusworth Hall Park

Cusworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7TU
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Nature activities for parents and children to learn together. Find our stall for pond dipping and bug-hunting. Find out about how DCRT are reconnecting rivers and wetlands for nature.

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.