Weston Park Museum

Weston Park Museum

Last Updated on March 17, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Weston Park Museum is located on Western Bank near the centre of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. It is Sheffield’s largest museum and it is housed in a Grade II listed building.

Things to do at Weston Park Museum

The museum was first opened in 1875 in Weston House and the grounds of the house later became the park. The original hall was demolished in the 1930s and replaced with a purpose-built structure. The museum was closed in 2003 for a major £17.3m re-development. It has also seen another refurbishment in 2016.

The museum has a number of archaeology exhibits including a replica of the Bronze Age rock art from Gardom’s Edge and many other important items. Weston Park museum has seven galleries and also features major touring exhibitions. They also host a number of special events, including sessions for under 5s and school holiday events.

Other exhibitions include a look at the wonders of Ancient Egypt, Sheffield stories, a look at the earth and natural science a permanent art gallery and more. The park is around 5 hectares in size. It has a number of monuments and memorials.

Further Information Weston Park museum

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

museum with a number of galleries looking at Egypt, the history of Sheffield, an art gallery and more. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

The museum is free to visit.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby, charges may apply.

When are they open?

Weston Park museum is open almost all year round, they are closed on Mondays during term time. For up-to-date opening times please visit their website.

Dog Friendly?

Dogs are welcome in the park but only assistance dogs are permitted within the museum.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue.

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