Last week me and Evie headed over our local museum, Weston Park for a mooch around. It’s only a relatively small museum but there is plenty to see and do there and it’s a great place to pass a couple of hours with a young child in tow.
Weston Park Museum is the oldest museum in the city and takes you through the story of Sheffield, from prehistory right up to the present day. You will find exhibitions on people, politics, music, art, archeology and more.
Many of the city’s treasures have been entrusted to us for safekeeping and conservation, from weird and wonderful natural history specimens to priceless art and antiques. Sheffield is the home of metalworking, so naturally our metalwork collection is amongst the finest on the globe. Other strengths include our 20th Century British Art collection, and the recently re-displayed Ruskin Collection.
The museum recently received a large investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund so has been undergoing some major renovations, with more still to come. This may mean closures of some galleries at certain times, so it’s worth checking before you visit.
There is loads for children to do at the museum including reading books, completing activity sheets, playing with toys as well as lots of special activities and events for families each month and especially during school holidays, you can find more information on their events calendar. The museum is currently updating their outdoor family trails too as part of their major redevelopment, and these should be reopening soon.
Weston Park Museum is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm and bank holidays 10am – 5pm. Admission to the museum is free, however as it is a charity donations are welcomed.
Here are some photos from our morning…
Do you enjoy visiting museums with your children?
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