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Kelham Island Museum Pre-Book Tickets

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Pre-book your free visit to Kelham Island Museum today – we can’t wait to see you again!

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We’re really happy to welcome you back to Kelham Island Museum.

Admission to the museum is now FREE – you can pre-book your visit below.

Kelham Island Museum reopens on Thursday 20 May.

Our opening times are:

Tuesday-Friday & Sundays during term time | Tue-Fri 10am-5pm / Sun 11am-5pm

Sunday-Friday during school holidays (31 May-6 Jun) | Mon-Fri 10am-5pm / Sun 11am-5pm

(Kelham Island Museum will also open on Saturdays from late autumn 2021)

Keeping You Safe

We’ve put lots of measures in place to keep everyone safe whilst ensuring you enjoy a warm welcome and a great visit. You can find full details about the steps we’ve taken and what to expect from your visit here.

Booking Your Ticket

Please select the date and time you’d like to visit. You can arrive up to 60 minutes after the start time of your booking. Once you’re in the museum, you can stay as long as you like during opening hours.

When You Arrive

• Free visitor parking is available at the end of the island, with accessible parking behind the Bessemer – you’ll see signs to direct you when you arrive. You can find info on how to get to the museum here.

• You can either show your booking confirmation email on your phone, or just give your name and we’ll find your booking details.

• Every member of your party aged 16 or over must provide contact details as part of the NHS Track & Trace programme. You can do this by checking-in via the NHS Covid-19 App app or by filling out a paper contact tracing slip (which will be stored securely for 21 days). You can read our Privacy Policy here.

• All visitors over aged 11 or over must wear a face covering during their visit, unless they are exempt – you can find details of exemptions here.

• Please keep younger visitors with you at all times.

• If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, please don’t visit the museum.

• See the River Don Engine in steam at 12pm and 2pm, during museum opening hours. Please be aware that there is limited space in front of the engine due to social distancing measures.

• The Melting Shop soft play area will remain closed for now.

Help Keep Your Museums Free and Open for Everyone

The pandemic is having a huge impact on the city’s museums and galleries and your support is needed now more than ever. If you are able, please consider making a suggested £4 donation when you pre-book your free visit today.

You can find more information on your visit on our Planning a Visit page, or if you any questions you can email us at

We can’t wait to see you again!

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