Transport Galleries

Showcasing some of the finest Sheffield-made vehicles of the 1920s, The Charlesworth Transport Gallery explores the story of transport in Sheffield and its essential part of our industrial history. The development of factories and the "workshop of the world" was only possible as the transport network developed. Equally the development of the transport network was reliant on the technology of industry, particularly those in Sheffield. Transport has played a vital role within Sheffield, both within its industries and for the city as a whole. As a major manufacturing centre, a good transport system was important to carry raw materials and goods in and out, as well as to transport workers and inhabitants around the city. The upper transport gallery houses temporary exhibitions as well as the Sheffield Simplex Car. This is perhaps the most famous car made in Sheffield and it was produced at the Fitzwilliam Works in Tinsley. The car was the idea of Earl Fitzwilliam, who thought Sheffield could produce the finest car in the world. This prototype is one of only three Simplex cars remaining, and is thought to be the last type of the car ever produced.

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Exhibitions and events

Millowners Arms

Permanent exhibition

This new gallery complete with a traditional bar celebrates Sheffield’s Brewing heritage, from being the biggest brewing city in the England to its numerous microbreweries of today. Suitable for...

The Hawley Gallery

Permanent exhibition

The Hawley Gallery opened in 2010 as the first permanent display space for the Hawley Collection. This world-renowned tool collection has been amassed since the mid 1950s by former tool retailer and...

Enid Hattersley Gallery

Permanent exhibition

The Enid Hattersley Gallery houses a selection of Kelham Island's permanent collection. The gallery is also home to the 12,000hp River Don Engine, which you can see in steam at selected times. Other...

Outdoor Collection

Permanent exhibition

The Gannister Mill and Bessemer Converter. The Gannister Mill was used to grind ganister rock, a type of sandstone, into a paste which was used to seal joints inside furnaces. The Bessemer...

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