Kelham Island Visitor Centre

We were appointed to design and procure a new Visitor Centre and Collections Management for the Trust's famous Kelham Island Museum.

The museum is a complex of buildings upon a nine-hundred year old man-made island in the River Don and we sought to preserve and build upon its distinctive character.

Our part new-build / part remodelling design creates a new mezzanine level, transport themed gallery (housing a star exhibit in the Simplex car) and a large Collections Management space.

Outside, a stone “garden” was created to accomodate the many stone carvings rescued by the museum from demolished buildings.

The project was supported by a £1.1 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


  • Culture & Civic


Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust


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