This website uses cookies. Read more about our cookie/privacy policy.

Accept and Close

The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Sheffield Adventures – our heritage

Tue. 21 July 2020 — Wed. 31 July 2030 at 12:00

As one of the UK’s biggest cities, Sheffield has a rich social and industrial history. It’s well-documented too, in our museums and elsewhere.

But history isn’t just about big world-changing events. History is made up of millions of stories, including yours.

Choose a challenge
Create your own guide to the city’s heritage (places and things that are part of our history) such as a video, a magazine or a map.

Your guide could trace the natural history of our region, from say the ice age onwards. You might choose to focus on the city’s industrial past. Or a history of some specific part of Sheffield’s culture, like its music for example.

Imagine presenting a guide to your family’s history in a similar way, through a mixture of city landmarks (Jessop’s hospital and the Town Hall for example) and places that are personal (like the school your grandad went to or the houses your parents grew up in).

If you’re thinking of making a magazine or a map you could combine this task with our Zine adventure, which introduces you to the art of handmade comics and zines.

Your research for this project might also help you design a flag for the city, another of our creative adventures.

If the music theme sounds like your thing, see our Sheffield Playlist adventure for inspiration.

We can't go outside right now, but there are plenty of things you can research online, using your own pictures and social media. Whatever you make share it with others using #sheffieldheritage to continue telling stories about your city.

For the full adventure visit Create Sheffield.

Sheffield Adventures are a range of activities that encourage young people to participate in arts and culture, and be inspired by their creative home city. Check out some more adventures here.

You might also like...

Sheffield General Cemetery

A hillside spot for both the living and the dead, containing stories of wars, epidemics, floods and more between 1836 and 1978. Today it's rich in history, wildlife and architecture.

Through My Window

What do you see through your window? Ignite Imaginations invites you to explore the experience of migration in the context of lockdown during a global pandemic. Watch the digital installation and join in with your own creative response.

Make Your Own Museum

Pay a visit to the best museum in the world… your home! While you’re stuck indoors delve into your collections, sift through photographs, find your first bear, or investigate the junk drawer.

Manor Lodge

One of Sheffield’s most incongruous buildings: a Tudor ruin, sitting next to a 20th-century residential estate. The hunting lodge used to be at the heart of a huge deer park and once held Mary Queen of Scots in picturesque captivity.