Weston Park is an award-winning, family-friendly museum where the visitors come first. If visiting with children, simply wind up and release, but there is plenty of treasure here for adults too. Discover the real story of Sheffield, from its geological roots to the people, politics and music that shaped the modern city. Alongside old favourites such as Snowy the Polar Bear and Spike the Woolly Rhino, Weston Park plays host to a series of temporary exhibitions.
The Millennium Gallery is an art gallery and museum in the centre of Sheffield Opened in April 2001 it is located in the city centre close to the station, library and theatres. Designed by architects Pringle Richards Sharratt, the building is primarily made from concrete and glass, with a series of galleries extending from a central avenue, which connects Arundel Gate with the beautiful winter gardens. In 2011, the gallery was listed as the 15th most-visited free attraction in the country by Visit England.
The gallery has two permanent collections, two temporary exhibition spaces, space for corporate events and weddings, and a cafe and shop.
Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, in the Peak District. Home of the Dukes of Devonshire, the Cavendish Family. First built by Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here. The greatest house of the Peak District, set in a large park.
Chatsworth is about 17 miles from Sheffield (about a 45 minute drive) or can be accessed on the Peak Line 218 bus which leaves 30 minutes from the Sheffield Transport Interchange. This trip is well worth the effort, there is a cafe, playground and gardens, it is a little pricey but wow!
If you love the outdoors then visit the peaks! Sheffield is not only the greenest city in the UK but also uniquely situated on the door step of the stunning peak district. If you want to stay closer to home you could visit Graves Park, the Botanical Gardens, Endcliffe Park or Weston Park but we would strongly recommend getting out to the peaks. There are a host of enchanting walks, welcoming pubs and unlimited fresh air! There is also the Sheffield Round Walk, 14 miles that take you on a lovely loop of the city.
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