A great day can be spent in Sheffield exploring the many museums that the city has to offer. From Sheffield’s proud steel-making heritage at the Industrial Museum to contemporary art and sculpture at the Millenium Gallery.
For something a bit different, visit the Alfred Denney Museum of Zoology, home to dozens of animal skeletons, perfectly preserved for more than 100 years.
Enjoy a day at Sheffield’s historic Boston Castle and Park. Covering 23 acres, there’s also a bowling green, gardens, and some of the most spectacular Peak District views you’ll find anywhere.
Family fun can be found at the UK’s first science adventure centre – the Magna. Immerse yourself in interactive explorations of Fire, Water, Earth and Air, and let off steam in the adjacent Aqua Tek, one of the UK’s largest outdoor water play areas and playgrounds.
Dining & Shopping
Sheffield prides itself on its range of both traditional and contemporary foods, so no matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find it here. Most venues are family friendly, and menus are varied wherever you dine.
The city has a growing street café culture, as well as traditional British pubs and restaurants to suit any budget.
If you’re looking for a day of truly unique shopping, Sheffield’s the place for you! From traditional high street names and shopping centres to the browser’s paradise that is the Antique’s Quarter, there’s something for everyone. From vintage tastes to trendy, there’s no shortage of shops where you find dozens of bargains.
Did you know?
Sheffield has more trees per person than any other city in Europe.
Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Sheffield Castle from 1570 to 1584.
More than half of the world’s surgical knives are made in Sheffield.