Kelham Island Museum

£600 - £3,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
Exclusive Use
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A striking Victorian building situated on a man-made island over 900 years old, Kelham Island Museum is an iconic venue at the heart of the steel city.
Kelham Island Museum Pricing & Costs

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Venue Hire available for ceremonies, full day weddings and wedding receptions. Ceremonies available in the historical Crucible Shop - featuring a listed wall and seating up to 90 guests! You and your guests then have exclusive access to the main museum from 4pm with amazing photo backdrops and the option to see the River Don Engine in steam! Receptions take place in the industrial chic of the Upper Gallery - seating up to 200 guests with a further 50 standing.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Kelham Island Museum Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
Kelham Island Museum Full Description
Offering magnificent backdrops against the facade of the passing River Don and with unique buildings and features reminiscent of the island’s industrial history, Kelham Island Museum beautifully combines steel city heritage with urban chic to make a truly inspiring setting for your special day. Get married in a truly historic space - the listed wall in The Crucible Shop details Sheffield's impressive steel history, with burn marks still in the brick from the furnace and many more Sheffield Made icons across the museum offering unique photo opportunities you wont find elsewhere....

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nicola
Hi there! I'm Nicola, the Hospitality and Events Manager here at Sheffield Museums Trust and I will be your point of contact from viewing up until booking. Our team also consists of two experienced wedding co-ordinators who always share in the excitement of helping to plan our couple's wedding days! I look forward to hearing from you and showing you how our alternative and historic venue can be the perfect setting for your big day...


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Nat & Matt
Happy couple married in October
November 2018
Perfect for the best day ever
We chose kelham island museum as we got married in the church down there. The up and coming area looks gorgeous in the photos. We walked from the church right round to the venue... with some fab quirky pictures. Guest enjoyed a pub crawl to some of the real ale pubs before enjoying a welcome drink through the old Victorian street. We had so many compliments about how exciting it was to look around the museum. The kids loved it too with the soft play area and interactive stations. The day ran so smoothly with the help of the kelham island hospitality team.... Jane, Andy and Bex were all brilliant! Everyone loved the venue and they catered to all our needs of a nice relaxed wedding.
Kelham Island Museum Location & Contact Details


Alma Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8SA, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Train Station

Sheffield Train Station

Nearest Airport

Doncaster Airport

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Kelham Island Museum?

We couldn't ever choose just one but we did feel very happy and privileged to see our couples finally tie the knot with us following Covid, after so much waiting and uncertainty!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Small details that reflect both of your personalities really help to create a unique and memorable day that showcases your relationship

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A couple bought each guest a book as a wedding favour based on what they thought they would like

Describe Kelham Island Museum in 5 adjectives

Unique, Quirky, Industrial, Alternative, Historical

Where’s the best photo spot at Kelham Island Museum?

Underneath the Bessemer Converter

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Kelham Island Museum?

We have a very special book with all the VIP visitors we've had visit the museum over the years...

What’s your favourite canapé?

PJ Taste's Sheffield Egg!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chip butties or a burrito buffet

What is Kelham Island Museum most unique feature?

The River Don Engine and that we are also a museum!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The amazing heritage and culture we have to offer, we really are a unique venue in every sense!

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