Nordic by Nature: modern design and prints
Saturday 4 May 2019 to Sunday 28 July 2019
Nordic by Nature explores how Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian artists and designers have created distinctive designs that are rooted in their nation’s nature, culture, traditions and industries.
Who We Are: Photographs by Martin Jenkinson
Saturday 24 November 2018 to Sunday 14 April 2019
Who We Are is the first major retrospective of Martin Jenkinson’s insightful photographs of Sheffield, offering a sometimes moving, sometimes humorous window onto the city’s character.
Circus! Show of Shows
Wednesday 25 July 2018 to Sunday 4 November 2018
A dazzling celebration of 250 years of circus in Great Britain, Circus! Show of Shows shines a spotlight on the remarkable stories behind the much-loved spectacle.
Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest in Sheffield
Tuesday 6 February 2018 to Sunday 1 July 2018
To mark the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, a landmark development in British democracy, Changing Lives will celebrate how the people of Sheffield have stood up for what they believe in over the past 200 years.
Picturing Sheffield: Ghosts of Firth Brown
Wednesday 29 November 2017 to Sunday 13 May 2018
This new display at Weston Park Museum celebrates the work of renowned photographer Roger Taylor.
Small Stories At Home in a Dolls House
Saturday 5 August 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018
Explore the fascinating stories behind some of the UK’s best-loved dolls’ houses in this new exhibition on tour from the V&A Museum of Childhood.
What on Earth: Nature Counts
Saturday 29 July 2017 to Monday 12 March 2018
Find out about the animals and plants living in Sheffield and what you can do to help them in our Nature Counts display.
Picturing Sheffield: Rivelin Valley Artists
Saturday 6 May 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017
This new display at Weston Park Museum shines a spotlight on a remarkable, yet little-known, community of amateur and professional painters established in Sheffield’s Rivelin Valley in the 1920s.
Stories from the East: The Grice Ivories
Saturday 11 March 2017 to Sunday 9 July 2017
Discover a spellbinding world of myth and legend as some of the UK’s finest examples of Chinese craftsmanship go on show at Weston Park Museum this spring.
Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home
Saturday 24 September 2016 to Sunday 12 February 2017
Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home celebrates the remarkable stories of Sheffield residents who have travelled from across the globe to make a home in the city.
Echoes of the Great War: Photographs by Peter Cattrell
Saturday 30 April 2016 to Sunday 4 September 2016
Peter Cattrell has retraced the footsteps of his great uncle and member of the Pals, William Wyatt Bagshawe, to create a moving portrait of the Somme today.
The Sheffield Blitz: Weston Park Museum
Saturday 28 November 2015 to Sunday 31 January 2016
Overnight on the 12th & 13th December 1940, Sheffield suffered its deadliest air attack of WWII. The Sheffield Blitz resulted in huge loss of life, destroying homes and badly damaging many city buildings, including Weston Park Museum.
Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth
Saturday 17 October 2015 to Sunday 10 April 2016
Should we beware the mummy’s curse? Were the Egyptians obsessed with death? Did aliens build the pyramids? Secret Egypt will challenge some of the enduring myths about ancient Egypt perpetuated through films, books and other popular media.
Life on the Edge: Ice Age Frontier
Saturday 28 March 2015 to Sunday 20 September 2015
From the remains of long extinct woolly rhinos and mammoths, to the tools and weapons used to hunt them, Life on the Edge will explore the close relationship between Ice Age people and their environment.
Traces of Empire: Decoration and Design in Roman Britain
Saturday 11 October 2014 to Monday 25 January 2016
In 43 AD, Britain was invaded and became a province of the Roman Empire. This new display looks at the change in decoration and style during this period using significant archaeological finds from Museums Sheffield's collections.
Made in China: An Imperial Ming Vase
Saturday 12 July 2014 to Sunday 5 October 2014
Discover how and why this iconic blue-and-white porcelain vase, on tour from the British Museum, represents a crucial period in China’s history.
50th Anniversary of Sheffield Biological Records Centre
Tuesday 8 July 2014 to Tuesday 16 September 2014
2014 sees the 50th anniversary of Sheffield’s Biological Records Centre. This display will commemorate the work of this unsung hero of local wildlife and green space conservation.
Our City, Our Objects
Saturday 10 May 2014 to Sunday 5 October 2014
This display brings together 10 objects from Sheffield’s collections which each tell a different story about the city.
Sheffield & the First World War
Wednesday 19 February 2014 to Sunday 1 March 2015
As museums around the UK mark the 2014 centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, we launch a new exhibition which explores Sheffield’s experience of a global tragedy.
Sheffield Castle Revealed
Saturday 9 November 2013 to Monday 5 May 2014
This display features objects and images from excavations of the site of Sheffield's Castle Market carried out in the early 20th century by Albert Leslie Armstrong and Leslie Butcher.
Wings of Scale: Butterflies & Moths from Sheffield’s Collection
Saturday 9 November 2013 to Tuesday 30 September 2014
This new display shows the amazing beauty and diversity of butterflies and moths from all over the world, highlighting their importance for the wellbeing of any eco-system.
Saturday 22 June 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014
A celebration of the history, science and significance of colour throughout the ages.
The Seven Treasures: Japanese Enamels from the V&A
Saturday 26 January 2013 to Sunday 2 June 2013
Beautiful Japanese enamels from the Victoria & Albert Museum collection.
The Star newspaper 125th Anniversary
Tuesday 2 October 2012 to Sunday 4 November 2012
A new display created by the Star charting the Sheffield newspaper's history.
Olympic Relay Torch
Saturday 28 July 2012 to Sunday 13 January 2013
A chance to see one of the Olympic torches carried through South Yorkshire earlier this summer.
Saturday 28 April 2012 to Sunday 6 January 2013
For hundreds of years, stories of magic and fantasy worlds have captured our imagination. From traditional fairy tales, made famous by writers such as Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, to the worldwide phenomenon of Harry Potter, young and old alike have delighted in being transported to the far off realms of Narnia, Never Never Land and Middle Earth.
China: Journey to the East
Saturday 17 December 2011 to Monday 9 April 2012
Godfrey Sykes: Sheffield Artist & Designer
Friday 2 September 2011 to Sunday 18 December 2011
A new display celebrating a son of the city who deserves more attention.
Saturday 29 January 2011 to Sunday 20 November 2011
How many hours of training does it take to win a gold medal? Will a shark skin swimming suit really make you swim faster? And where would you draw the line between fair play and downright cheating?
Food Glorious Food
Saturday 20 March 2010 to Sunday 28 November 2010
Food Glorious Food is a family-friendly exhibition which tells the stories that lie behind what we choose to eat.
The Big Bug Show
Saturday 7 March 2009 to Sunday 21 February 2010
The Big Bug Show is a free, family-friendly, exhibition teeming with tiny – and not so tiny – insect life.
Sunday 1 October 2006 to Sunday 1 September 2019
***Arctic World is now closed for redevelopment. Look out for our new Ancient Egypt gallery opening in early 2020.***