Kelham Island's
Best Kept Secrets

Hard to find, and even harder to leave.

Quietly launched in January 2020 (just in time for the Covid Pandemic. Ugh!), The Real Kelham is a collaboration with the Kelham Island Industrial Museum. Tucked away in the Museum’s grounds is a mix of small intimate venues that will surprise and delight.  

Here, you’ll find the Millowners Arms, a cosy traditional pub - with a crafty twist, Island Café & Bar serving a contemporary, seasonal menu and great coffee throughout the day, and the Rec Room; an ever-changing activity and community event space. We also have a host of rooms and spaces that you can privately hire and able to accommodate everything from small, intimate gatherings and parties, to weddings, exhibitions and live events.

When all the Covid shenanigans is over and done we’ve got some big plans brewing, including; live events, festivals, and full scale gigs.

Event Spaces to Hire

There’s a whole host of spaces for hire across the site, from small private rooms and conference spaces to large event spaces able to accommodate live music, festivals, weddings and private functions. For more information, follow the link below to make and enquiry and we’ll get back to you to discuss your exact requirements.

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Events for 2021

Pandemic permitting, we’re hoping to bring a broad range of events to Kelham Island in the coming year. In light of the current restrictions and general air of uncertainty, please keep revisiting the events page for updates and confirmation of event bookings.

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Kelham Island

Industrial Museum

Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story. Our interactive galleries tell the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production and what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution.

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