Weston Park Museum
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TP

Open Every Day 
Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm

Arctic World is now closed for redevelopment. Look out for our new Ancient Egypt gallery opening in early 2020.

The Museum will open at 11am on Tue 12 Nov to allow us to carry out some work on the forthcoming Ancient Egypt gallery. 

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Treasures

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Sunday 1 October 2006 - Sunday 10 November 2019

The Treasures gallery showcases some of the remarkable highlights of the Sheffield's World Cultures collection, exploring their links with the city and its people.

The gallery illustrates the diversity of Sheffield’s cultural heritage, showcasing objects that have travelled many thousands of miles to the region. The exhibits on display have been developed by a group of young people who, along with local communities, have worked with Museums Sheffield to share the stories of these objects and look at how they found their way into the city’s collections.

In the Treasures gallery displays visitors can see:

• A crocodile skull bought back to the city from India in the late 1800s. Sheffield’s Fred Webster was attacked by the Crocodile, but escaped with his life when the crocodile was shot. When the contents of the crocodile’s stomach were examined, several items of jewellery were discovered suggesting a previous human victim.

• A knife made in Sheffield in 1835 by cutlery firm Lockwood Brothers and sold to the Sioux people of North America, who crafted its deer hide sheath. The knife was later discovered by Sheffield collector, John Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, the 2nd Baron of Wharncliffe, who brought it back to the city.

• A set of ornate 19th century Japanese dolls given as a gift to local industrialist Sir Arthur Balfour. The conservation and display of the dolls was made possible thanks to the generosity of Museums Sheffield’s supporters.
 

Please note: The Treasures gallery will be closing later this year to make way for Sheffield Stories, a brand-new gallery celebrating Sheffield's diverse communities and people's experiences of life in the city. Find out more about the changes.