New galleries and displays now open at Weston Park Museum
In autumn 2016 we unveiled the final phase of a year-long programme of improvements making Sheffield’s much-loved museum even better.
The new galleries and displays at Weston Park allow us to share more of the city’s collection more often. Spanning archaeology, natural science, social history and art, the new additions invite visitors to dig deeper into Sheffield’s story over the past 50,000 years. The new developments are accompanied by a brand new series of talks, workshops and events for adults - find out more here
We know Weston Park is also a real family favourite, so we’ve made sure there are plenty of new introductions that our younger visitors can enjoy alongside all of their current museum favourites. In addition to our popular family activity programme, we’ve also expanded our regular Friday under 5s sessions so little ones can get even more out of their museum.
The new galleries and displays have been made possible thanks to a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, support from a range of trusts and foundations, and the incredible generosity of our visitors.
New Gallery: Picturing Sheffield
Immerse yourself in a brand new art gallery for the museum packed with local scenes and views of the city from the past 250 years. Enjoy paintings by Stanley Royle, John Hoyland and Pete McKee, visitor favourites including John Singer Sargent’s The Misses Vickers, and contribute your own images of the city to the new display.
New Displays: What on Earth!
Explore a series of new displays alongside Spike the Woolly Rhino and co. focusing on extinction, local wildlife and geology, all drawn from the city’s Natural Science collection. See wildlife in its natural habitat with new nature cam video feeds and pit athletes against animals in Beat the Beasts, our brand new digital interactive game.
New Gallery: Beneath Your Feet
Unearth the remarkable stories behind the stars of the city’s collection in our new archaeology gallery, from hidden Roman treasure to fearsome Anglo-Saxon weapons. Imagine life in the Iron Age in our replica roundhouse and find out more about the discoveries made in the region through a new series of films.
New Displays: Sheffield Life and Times
Discover Sheffield’s sporting stories from the 1700s to the present day and find out more about shopping in the city in new displays joining existing favourites Burton’s Butcher’s shop, the Park Hill kitchen and the Victorian yard. Our timeline cases look at Sheffield through the ages while visitors can turn back the clock themselves with a new digital map interactive.