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Kelham Island Museum is a working museum, preserving Sheffield's steelmaking heritage and history. Set on an Island in the River Don, the museum traces 'The Story of Sheffield' through permanent exhibits covering the last two centuries. Visitors can see the only surviving Bessemer Converter, George Stephenson's first reversing-link engine, the Grand-Slam Bomb, a Spitfire crankshaft, the 150 horsepower Crossley gas engine and reconstructed workshops. Temporary exhibitions provide new attractions and areas of interest; children's hands-on activities offered. Open Sunday-Thursday, year-round. A new Interactive Science Center for schools and visitors is expected to open March 2001; conference facilities, gift shop. Tel: +44 (0)114 272 2106, Fax: +44 (0)114 275 7847

Location: Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY

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