Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

Museums Sheffield: Weston Park
Weston Park
Western Bank
South Yorkshire
S10 2TP



General enquiries


Bookings for Tours, Talks, Events and School Trips

0114 278 2655

Main Reception

0114 278 2600

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At Museums Sheffield: Weston Park you can explore the world and its past, from millions of years ago to the present day.

Children and adults will love the animated new displays, specially designed to delight even our littlest explorers. From Egyptian Mummies, to a traditional butchers shop. From Snowy the polar bear, to living ants and bees. The city's amazing collections of beautiful, varied and unusual treasures will be brought to life by fascinating histories, incredible facts and hands-on interactives.

Fun-filled, creative activities are available daily for families and school groups. An attractive new café serves fresh and tasty refreshments. All this, combined with regularly changing exhibitions and displays, means there are plenty of reasons to return time after time.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 11.00-16.00

Closes 4pm every day 30 October 2011 - 25 March 2012

Admission charges

Admission free, except for some special events.

Additional info

There are up to 6 disabled spaces given by the University of Sheffield off Mushroom lane opposite the entrance to the terrace leading to the café. There is access through here straight onto the terrace area and up to the main entrance or through the café.

Collection details

World Cultures, Coins and Medals, Natural Sciences, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Weston Park

Traces of Empire: Decoration and Design in Roman Britain

  • 1 December 2014 — 30 October 2015 *on now

In 43 AD, Britain was invaded and became a province of the Roman Empire. However trade, population movement and political alliances meant links had been forged before the invasion.

This new display looks at the change in decoration and style during this period using significant archaeological finds from Museums Sheffield’s collections.

Weston Park

Sheffield & the First World War

  • 1 December 2014 — 1 March 2015 *on now

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict which impacted on millions of people all over the world. As museums around the UK mark the Centenary, this new exhibition explores Sheffield’s experience of a global tragedy.

Sheffield and the First World War draws on the first hand experiences of Sheffield’s people, both at home and on military service, and tells their stories through objects and documents from the city’s collections. From poignant personal possessions, to mementoes brought back to Sheffield from the front, the exhibition will illustrate the very local and personal impact of the war to end all wars.

Exhibition supported by The Church Burgesses Educational Foundation and the Sheffield Town Trust.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Weston Park

Lunchtime Talk: Not Wilfred Owen: Popular War Poetry, 1914–1918.

  • 14 January 2015 1-1:45pm

The poetry of a small number of poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon now plays a large part in how the First World War is remembered, however during the war other poets were more widely read. Chris Hopkins of Sheffield Hallam University looks at the popular poetry of WW1 and its depiction of the war.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Art Cart

Join the Art Cart for some creative fun as it travels around the Museum, for children aged 4-11 years from 11.30-15.45.

How to obtain

Art Cart is free - just drop in. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact

Breaking Chains - Sheffield Civil Rights

Exploring the role local campaigners played in securing worker rights in Sheffield, by looking at a dramaisation of a visit to Sheffield by Olaudah Equiano, a former slave who campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade.


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Sheffield Wildlife Watch Club

Sheffield Wildlife Trust and Museums Sheffield have joined forces and are looking for nature detectives aged 5–13 years to join a new group, to explore the outdoors and have fun getting closer to wildlife. The club meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 11.00-12.30.

How to obtain

Sessions are free, with a small charge for refreshments.Do book in advance as places are limited. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For further details about Wildlife Watch or to book a place, please call 0114 263 4335.

Txt Manor: Mary Queen of Scots in Sheffield

Describing a community project with young people at risk of exclusion on the Manor estates in Sheffield. Young people learned about historical facts and characters through drama and art based sessions. The resource also provides information about Sheffield Manor Lodge and the lives of Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, George Talbot and Bess of Hardwick.


  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.