Museums Sheffield

Museums Sheffield

Charity information

Museums Sheffield

Museums Sheffield is responsible for Millennium Gallery, Graves Gallery and Weston Park Museum. We care for and conserve the city's historic collections on behalf of the people of Sheffield. We provide free and welcoming public spaces and ensure that great art, culture and heritage is accessible to everyone - regardless of age, ability, or socio-economic background.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is providing inspirational museums and galleries where people can reflect upon the past, question the present and imagine the future.

    Our mission is to connect with our visitors, share stories about Sheffield and the wider world, and care for the city’s collections.

    Museums Sheffield welcomes over 1. 1 million visitors each year into our spaces to enjoy exhibitions and displays, events, workshops, and and family activities.

    We know that access to arts, heritage and culture has a powerful impact on educational attainment, physical and mental health, and community cohesion. We break down barriers and provide a great museum experience for everyone, every day.

    For example, last year:

    - We welcomed 16,800 children and young people as part of a school group, including one school from every Sheffield postcode. A positive early experience can inspire a lifelong love of museums and galleries, and we are committed to inspiring the next generation of artists, curators and enthusiastic visitors.

    - 185 volunteers donated 5470 hours of their time, supporting employ-ability.

    - We delivered free Discover programmes for adults, promoting lifelong learning for those with no experience of further education– participants included refugee and asylum seekers who developed conversation skills in safe, welcoming surroundings inspired by objects in the collections

  • Aims

    Museums Sheffield aims to:

    • • To continue to care for the city’s collections on behalf of the people of Sheffield
    • • To make great art and heritage accessible to all and to continue to create safe, free spaces where people can remember the past, reflect on the present and imagine the future
    • • To enhance the attainment, aspirations and well-being of Sheffield’s people - supporting communities and helping children, young people and families to achieve their full potential
    • • To reach diverse communities across the city region
    • • To be ambassadors for place making and cultural identity in the city – attracting more visitors, individuals and businesses to Sheffield, by increasing vibrancy and raising the city’s profile
  • Overview

    Established: March 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1068850

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 36

    Part time staff: 49

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 0114 278 2610

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

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