South Yorkshire is not only one of England's most naturally beautiful counties, it's also one of the most historically significant. The city of Sheffield, in particular, played a central role in the industrial revolution. The area maintains a strong industrial heritage, which can be seen throughout the county's many fascinating attractions. One such attraction is the Kelham Island Museum, which sits on the River Don in the centre of Sheffield. Thanks to its handy location, visitors to the museum are close to some of the best hotels in South Yorkshire.
A Slice of Sheffield's History
Kelham Island Museum is a unique attraction that documents an interesting facet of the city's industrial history. The island is a 900-year-old, man-made structure, originally formed as means of diverting water from the River Don to a nearby corn mill. Since then, the site has served as an iron foundry, power station, and now, a museum.
The museum houses exhibitions charting science and industry. Items on display include the country's largest surviving Bessemer converter, used in the production of steel. There's also a colossal steam engine at the museum and a vast photographic archive.
Weddings and Events at Kelham Island
The unusual setting makes a spectacular destination for weddings, civil ceremonies and private parties. The versatile venue can also be used for corporate events and conferences. The central location makes access easy, and the Museum staff can arrange catering to be suited to your event and budget.
Accommodation near Kelham Island
On the northern side of Sheffield, Kelham Island is close to some of the best hotels in the city. As one of the most popular destinations in South Yorkshire, Sheffield provides visitors plenty of choice when it comes to hotels and guesthouses.
Those seeking some peace and quiet outside the city centre can head for the Heavenly Nights Guesthouse, which sits a little way further north from Kelham Island. Guests enjoy a free breakfast each morning and the use of WiFi.
In the city centre, the Hampton by Hilton is a popular choice. In addition to the convenient location, guests are treated to 24 hour meeting facilities and on-site parking.