Sheffield is more of a modern city than a historic one, with examples of good recent architecture awaiting the visitor. Large areas of urban parkland and woodland help to make a welcoming environment, and many areas of the city have wildlife and plants of special interest. Formal and indoor gardens’ are also spread throughout the city, including the Peace Gardens and the Botanical Gardens, and there is a large collection of farm animals at Groves Park to entertain the children.There is a flourishing arts scene waiting to welcome the culturally inclined visitor, with theatres, four art galleries and several museums, The industrial heritage of the city is celebrated at museums such as Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet – built on a site used for iron forging for hundreds of years, it is a working museum using water power to produce steel.
Sheffield is very proud of this public area, filled with plants, and adds very modern architecture to the old town structures.
More gardens in the city centre provide respite with picnic areas, fountains and sculptures.
Kelham Island Museum
If you want to see just how big steam engines got to in their hey dey than you will be blown away by this one, and it still works. The history of Sheffield strong industrial age is well documented here.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
A stroll around this village displays what life was like in the olden days. The cottages and machinery is all restored to give it a very old world feel. Located 4 miles southwest of Sheffield.