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

Sheffield Heritage Open Days

Fri. 9 September 2022 — Sun. 18 September 2022

Free

Each September, doors to cultural treasures open all over the country for Heritage Open Days. Ten days dedicated to free heritage exploration, led by local experts and volunteers.

Last year's event took place a little differently, with a mix of virtual tours, online talks and events, and socially distanced in-person events. Come back soon to find out what's in store in Sheffield for Heritage Open Days 2022.

The city’s Heritage Open Days programme is coordinated by Sheffield Civic Trust.

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Engineering Fun: The Story of Orton & Spooner

Mon. 24 January 2022 — Sat. 11 June 2022

Western Bank Library

An exhibition exploring the evolution of fairground rides, architecture and art, and the physics and engineering that went into them. Plus free talks on 10th June on fairground architecture and the research behind thrilling Alton Towers rides.

Portland Works

The birthplace of stainless steel cutlery. The cutlery works first opened in 1877 and was bought out by the community in 2013. Today the building is populated by a mix of artists, craftspeople, musicians and small-scale manufacturers.

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.

Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Wed. 19 October 2022 — Sat. 22 October 2022

Kelham Island Museum

Sheffield CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) know a thing or two about good beer, cider and perry. Join them for their 46th festival, alongside live music, street food, a bookshop and more.