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The Sykes Gallery: Metalwork Collection

Old Sheffield Plate Tea and coffee machine by Daniel Holy, Wilkinson & Company and Roberts, Cadman & Co., Sheffield, around 1798.

Museums Sheffield’s Metalwork Collection is one of the finest in the world. It contains the cutlery, flatware and tableware that have made Sheffield famous, as well as beautiful objects collected from every continent.

The Collection comprises of some 13,000 items, thought to be the most extensive grouping of Sheffield-made cutlery, flatware (forks and spoons) and holloware (bowls, teapots, containers) in existence. The Collection was awarded Designated Status by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport in 1999 in recognition of its outstanding national and historical significance.

Visit our Metalwork Collection Gallery for a dazzling showcase of around 800 objects and a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.

Discover more about some of the objects in the Metalwork Collection here

Find out more about Sheffield’s cutlery manufacturers and makers past and present on our new interactive cutlery map