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Weston Park Museum is a museum in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is one mile west of Sheffield city centre within Weston Park. It is Sheffield's largest museum and is housed in a Grade II* listed building and managed by Museums Sheffield.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
The museum was one of the first places I have visited when I first came to the UK and Sheffield in feb 2013. My daughter was 17 months old and she loved it so much that we used to go twice a week (at least). It is a really good place to go with children as well as with any adults that get to visit the city for first time. There are several exhibitions that are steel and do not change and the topics are really interesting. There are lots of fancy dresses and drawers with hidden things so kids can play and explore and don't get bored while adults are reading the explanation of the things. there is a cafe with some food served but also a picnic area in the top floor where you can eat your own food enjoying a glass roof and a safe space for the children to room wild. At the moment it is steel City part which talk about Sheffield as a city of Steel, arctic and prehistoric expositions with wildlife and lots of real died animals. kids love the interactive Screens and phones with explanations that are mazes and magnets everywhere so they can touch and play and learn at the same time. Drive wheelchair access lift it is really means for everyone regardless their age. My daughter is 7 already and my son is 2 but they are still enjoying every time we go. They cuddle the polar bears they dress up as a caven people, they build ice houses or pretend they are wrestlers. There is also one of the most beautiful park in Sheffield with loads of all trees and shades to enjoy outdoors little Lake with ducks just outside the museum. 5 minutes away you've got a playground with a big Lake where people go to fish, enjoy and chill when the museum is closed. The news always in the best place, in front of children's hospital and inside the Weston Park. With university surrounding it and constant movement of intonational people it is really nice to be there. The shop is not as expensive as other shops although is not cheap either. the food in the cafe is not the best but they do have homemade ice creams. The location is perfect to go by tram or by bus and really accessible.
Fantastic museum. Very friendly and helpful staff, and such informative and interesting exhibitions. We are so lucky to have this gem in Sheffield, and have a museum so dedicated to local history. It's also child friendly, and free! I'd most definitely recommend it.
Great, free place to go with the kids. Nice varied displays and activities. Clean, well staffed with friendly people. Good café and gift shop. Is on grounds of Weston Park which is good too. Starbucks across road. Adjacent Crookes Valley park with large pond and very nice pub overlooking: short walk down Mushroom Lane behind the museum. All within 20 minute walk from city centre yet feels remote and tranquil. Very much recommended.
I always loved coming here as a child, so I brought my daughter for a nice morning out. Love the different well laid out exhibitions, and the fact the taxidermy polar bear I remember so vividly from the 90s is still there within the Artic section. Really well maintained displays. I like the child friendly descriptions and text on the majority of the exhibits which meant my 7 year old daughter took in alot of information which she now repeats to anyone who might be interested. The park surrounding the museum is well kept and often has gardeners doing various maintenance works around it. The grass is well kept and the water fowl on the small pond on the far side also seem in good health. Beautiful place to wander around.
Very much geared to toddlers who really enjoy it. Safe place to put buggies while you wander around. Toilets and baby-changing are excellent. Cafe is good if a little expensive but nice facility and very child-friendly. Always worth a visit.
I've visited many times over my years on earth and seen it change many a time inside the building. It is still as beautiful if not more so. You don't have to pay to enter but there is an option to donate money. Helpful staff are always around to contribute to your learning and interest. There is a cafe and gift shop and outside western park and a short walk to Crookes valley park. Both beautiful and nice for a walk.
Great for all the family. Plenty of interactive areas my kids loved it. Plenty to do. Educational and fun. Dress up clothes sounds games. Its also free. A contribution is always welcome as this funds the museum and keeps it running.
Take everything you may think you know about museums and throw them in the bin. This place is a true joy. How they pack so much in, and make it absorbingly interesting is a true tribute to cunningly crafty curation. Whatever the age, whatever the interest, this is fun, funky and free*. Take a picnic and finish in the lovely, lush and well maintained adjoining park. * Donate what you think it's worth. I left £5 for myself, another adult and two children. I can't help feel a little Scrooge like as it's worth so much more, but I bought lots of honey in the gift shop - honey made from the bee hives on the roof of the museum!
Top museum in Sheffield. I’ve been coming here since I was a kid and it has changed its look several times. However, the place still holds good educational content for all ages. Bring your kids here at the weekend, they won’t be disappointed. These two guys have been here for over 30 years!
Love Weston Park museum nice to explore and great they have toys out for children to play with. Has lovely park land with ducks for children to explore in nice weather. They also offer a toddler group on a Friday which is forest.no booking and messy play activities. Cafe always busy and can be difficult to finding seats but they do have a picnic area upstairs
Such an amazing place to visit. The kids love it, the space is great for them to run around. So many hands on exhibits, it is clear that they have a focus to target families. At the same time, the facts ands information around is interesting and perfect for all! Oh and it's free. Ps if your child pops the donation in, they get a cool little badge
Great place for a day out with family. Kids love the museum. Adjacent to the museum is the well maintained beautiful Weston Park. Lots of flowers bloom in spring season here. The cafeteria inside museum serves good food and attracts lots of people visiting the museum. Combine visit to this place with Sheffield botanical gardens by spending 3 hours at each place and you'll have a great day out.
Great, relaxed and clean place with a nice atmosphere. It's never too busy. There's lots for children to do, including young children. They have free activity sessions on a Friday morning. Spike is always a favourite (photo)! Gift shop lovely and my son is building up a collection of their badges! The food in cafe is nice if not a tad expensive. The surrounding park with little lake are an added bonus. Street parking nearby is 70p per hour.