Behind the scenes at our museums

Cost from £150 for 1 hour. Up to 100 people.
How to book
Book in advance with our Learning Team at on 0114 278 2655. Please be ready with your preferred date (with alternatives), group size and any other specific needs
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It takes all sorts to keep the cogs turning at Museums Sheffield: digitising the collections, safely transporting sculptures across the country or raising the money to make it all happen. Meet the people who make it all happen and get answers to your questions...


Making an exhibition
Find out how the exhibitions actually come together with the Exhibition Production team. You'll find out about the different stages from the planning and design, through to lighting and hanging the works.

Feedback we've had on this talk: 'Very interesting to hear about all the work behind the façade. You know it happens but good to see and hear.', 'A fascinating peek behind the scenes.', 'Engaging. Brought it alive.'

Looking after Sheffield's collections
How do we look after Sheffield's collections for the city? Find out what are we doing to keep it safe for the future and to make the most of it today with the Collections Management Team. 
 Audiences have said this is a 'thought-provoking and insightful talk' and that it was 'fascinating to find out more about the collections.'

Money makes the world go round
What are the highs and lows of fundraising in today's tricky climate? Find out the story behind our cactus donation box and more from the Fundraising team.
People who have been to this talk told us it was: 'Interesting and enthusiastic. Passionate people talking about something they love!'

Talks last for 45 minutes, including time for questions.

These can take place in our learning rooms at the Millennium Gallery, Graves Gallery or Weston Park depending on availability and the size of your group.


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