At the heart of South Yorkshire lies one of England’s most beautiful cities: Sheffield. Sheffield is steeped in industrial history and surrounded by some of the wildest countryside in England. Sheffield was a key steel producer during the Industrial Revolution although this industry declined in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, Sheffield is one of England’s core cities and its greenest, with 61% of the city made up of green space. Located in the Peak District, Sheffield mixes bustling urban life with easy access to nature and true English countryside. Here are some highlights to help you explore the best things to do in Sheffield.
1. Millennium Gallery
The Millennium Gallery is one of Sheffield’s most prominent art galleries. It is located in the city centre making it easy to access, and entrance is free to visitors. The gallery has a number of permanent collections as well as spaces for temporary exhibits so there is always new culture to experience. The gallery features collections from John Ruskin that were originally curated to inspire the local workers. You can also find an extensive metalwork collection at the Millennium Gallery which provides an insight into how the steel industry aided locals in everyday life.