Museums Sheffield

Museums Sheffield

Charity information

Museums Sheffield

Museums Sheffield is responsible for three of Sheffield’s major cultural venues along with the city’s Decorative and Visual Art, Natural Sciences and Human History collections.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    Museums Sheffield is the independent charitable trust responsible for three of Sheffield’s major cultural venues, along with the city’s Decorative and Visual Art, Natural Sciences and Human History collections.

    We exist to bring the best exhibitions in the country to the city, to connect our visitors with art, history, and the world around us, and care for the many treasures entrusted to us. In 2011/12 we received 1. 25 million visits, delivered an extensive programme of exhibitions and events and supported wide-ranging learning and community activities resulting in 62,000 opportunities for young and adult participants to enjoy the heritage of the City. Over 22,000 of these were school children and college students and many of these projects were delivered in partnership with local organisations across Sheffield.

    Our newest site is Weston Park Museum, winner of the Guardian Family Friendly Museum of the Year Award 2008, and short-listed for the prestigious Gulbenkian Award 2007. Millennium Gallery houses our internationally renowned Designated Metalwork Collection, the Ruskin collection and a changing programme of international exhibitions. Graves Gallery holds the city's beautiful visual art collection and has recently been a stop for the international Artist Rooms tour, bringing the late works of Andy Warhol to Sheffield.

  • Aims

    Museums Sheffield aims to:

    • To help people to discover, enjoy and learn about their cultural heritage
    • To encourage people to connect with their environment
    • To inspire people to engage creatively with the world
  • Overview

    Established: March 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1068850

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 60

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 0114 278 2610

    Address: Museums Sheffield Leader House Surrey Street Sheffield S1 2LH

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