Friends Week 15 - 19 July 2019

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Join us for  a week of specially curated events celebrating our amazing Friends members and find out more about what your membership has to offer.

This July our Friends are invited to the following events:

The History of Bishops’ House
Mon 15 Jul, 2 - 3.30pm
Meersbrook Park

Join us for a private tour of Bishops’ House and explore the history of the best surviving and most charming example of a timber framed house in Sheffield. Built around 1500 and located on the southern tip of Meersbrook Park. it is one of the three surviving timber-framed houses in the city. Suggested donation £5

Sheffield Auction Gallery
Tue 16 Jul, 10 - 11.30am

This is a great chance to learn more about the world of valuing and auctioneering, including a  private viewing of that week's auction with a complimentary catalogue. Suggested donation £5

Museums Sheffield Stores Tour
Wed 17 Jul, 10 - 11.30am
Meet at Leader House

Join Sian Brown, Head of Collections on this curator-led behind the scenes tour and have a closer look at some of the collection not currently on display. Suggested donation £5

Friends Welcome Tour
Wed 17 Jul, 2 - 2.30pm
Graves Gallery

Join Museums Sheffield Friend, Christine Green, as she gives you a short tour around Graves Gallery and shares her extensive knowledge about some of her favourite objects and artworks. Suggested donation £5

Friends Ruskin Summer BBQ
Thu 18 Jul, 5.30 - 7pm
Millennium Gallery

Join us as we celebrate the new exhibition, John Ruskin: Art & Wonder marking 200 years of the influential artist, critic and scholar. Explore the exhibition at this special after-hours viewing at your leisure and enjoy a tasty summer BBQ and a glass of fizz. Tickets £10 per person.

Introduction to Picturing Sheffield Gallery
Fri 19 Jul, 11am - 12pm
Weston Park Museum

Join Liz Waring, Curator of Visual Art as she highlights some of the outstanding works in Sheffield’s visual art collection and history behind them.

Exhibition launch - Richard Hamiliton
Fri 19 Jul, 6 - 7pm
Graves Gallery

Richard Hamilton is considered one of the founding fathers of Pop Art. Often thought of as an American style, many believe the Pop Art actually originated in Britain with Hamilton’s ground-breaking use of advertising images and collage in the 1950s.

Special offer for Friends Week only – Spend £25 or more in Museums Sheffield shops and receive 20% off with valid Friends membership card.

Spaces for these events are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Unfortunately we are unable to offer guest places unless you either have +1 or Family membership. To reserve your place, or for more information, contact Mel Russell at or call 0114 278 2610 with event/s you would like to attend.


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