View Full Version : Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, may 2011

captain cave man
24-05-2011, 11:56 AM
Boy do i pick em !, there is that much to see and write about I can not fit it on this site so this is a snippet and the end link is to my blog where i'm about 3/4 way through what I want out of this place. On my blog is a nice video which i took of the main engine from full speed to reverse in just 2 seconds.

What a cracking day out this was for both me and Jo a reet nice trip round the Museum, only down side was when I asked to obtain a few shots from the gantry around there steam engine the answer was NO......... sad really I will have to contact the Manager of the museum and see if we can work some thing out !.....


A Bessemer converters inside the Museum grounds, this item is big.....real BIG !.





Built in 1905 by Davy Brothers of Sheffield, this powerful 12,000 horse power engine worked for 73 years in the city, initially powering a rolling mill at Charles Cammell's Grimesthorpe Works. The rolling mill made armour plate for the first Dreadnought battleships in the mid 1910s, and during World War II it rolled plate for the King George V battleships. In the 1950s the engine was transferred to British Steel Corporation's River Don Works where it powered the rolling mill for producing heavy plate to be used on oil rigs and as reactor shields. The engine was moved to Kelham Island Museum in the late 1970s, and is now in working condition and steamed for museum visitors. It represents the power and volume of Sheffield manufacturing industries during the 1900s.

This engine is on 4 floors..... 3 you can see and 1 below to access the crank shaft etc.





Looking into the stores.


Mock set-up of Sheffield from days gone-by.


A reet nice gas lamp.


hope you liked this report the best is in the below link.....

to the big report and mucho history on my blog site (http://nick-myurbex.blogspot.com/2011/05/kelham-island-museum.html)

24-05-2011, 12:05 PM
Superb mate. Kelham Island is a great place, and loads of dereliction, including the fantastic George Barnsley's :D I really enjoyed my visit to the museum, and those engines are cool as #### :thumb

Did you nip in the Fat Cat for a beer and some grub??:coffee

24-05-2011, 12:45 PM
Awsome stuff ccm cracking report and lovely shots to boot :)

captain cave man
24-05-2011, 02:36 PM
no m8 didnt have time to eat went then to G B fella.....hope everyone goes to my blog, shame i could not if it all on ere and the vid too.....cheers for the replies though.

25-05-2011, 05:43 PM
One of the most fab museums...ever :smile