The island on which Kelham Island Museum is built is man-made: it was created when water was diverted from the River Don to power a corn mill in the 12th century. The site was occupied by an iron foundry, which was later replaced by a power station that provided electricity for Sheffield’s trams. The museum was opened in 1982. It takes inspiration from the site’s former uses, housing exhibitions on science and industry as well as an important photographic archive.
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Other highlights near Kelham Island Museum include:
- The Chimney House
- The Foundry Climbing Centre
- KIAC Art Studios
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