Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 and stands on a man-made island over 900 years old – hence the name. It holds many interesting artefacts and objects which give guests a fascinating insight into the industrial story. It is a wonderful place to visit for both children and adults, as there are enough hands on activities as well as facts and information to keep all visitors entertained. Some of the collections they have on display include the Benjamin Huntsman Clock, the Penny Farthing Bicycle and the Bessemer Converter. The history of the museum is vast, as during the Industrial Revolution Sheffield went through many changes as well as in the years after. The Steel exhibition is one of the newest galleries: an in-depth look at the origins, inventions and workers of steelmaking is an exciting and remarkable study. Alongside the steel exhibition there are many others split into categories such as People and Skills, The Little Mesters and Mass Industrialisation, all helping out in telling guests about what life and work was like all those years ago. As well as being a great place for children to learn, there are also many restaurants close to Kelham Island Museum so you can make a day of it if you wish to. The nearest is Sakushi, an Japanese restaurant serving fresh sushi. Two possibly a bit child-friendlier restaurants nearby Kelham Island Museum are Cubana and Platillos, both serving tapas which are ideal for children looking for a smaller portion, and they are sure to find something they like as each menu boasts a wide selection. Whether the trip is for you or a family member’s enjoyment, you will certainly find a restaurant close to Kelham Island Museum that you want to visit – we’ve listed them here for you within a 15 mile radius.