Here are 10 of the best tourist spots in Sheffield and surrounding areas according to Google that attract tourists from across the country and the world.
The gardens are located close to the town center and were first opened in 1836 and are listed by English Heritage as a Grade II site of special historical and architectural interest. The various winding paths lead the visitor through more than 18 different garden spaces based on geographical or botanical themes.
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It is an art gallery and museum which opened in April 2001 as part of Sheffield’s Heart of the City project. It was designed by Pringle architects Richards Sharratt; the building is made of concrete and glass. In 2011, the gallery was ranked the 15th most visited free attraction in the country by Visit England.
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Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial areas, the museum’s foundation was built on a 900-year-old man-made island. The museum was opened in 1982 with the aim of preserving archival objects, pictures and documents that illustrate Sheffield’s rich industrial history. The growth of the Steel Town is shown in the museum throughout the Victorian era and gives visitors the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at how steelmaking was forged in the town.
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This museum was first opened to the public in September 1875 and includes collections of natural history, metalwork, archeology and oil paintings. The museum was originally a private house called Weston Hall and was first owned by the Harrison family in the 1780s. In 1873 the hall and its grounds were purchased by Sheffield Council following the death of the last surviving member of the Harrison family, Eliza Harrison. The Weston Park Museum attracts around 250,000 visitors a year.
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