Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

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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

Open Every Day
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Bank Holidays 10am-5pm

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

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.

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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