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Heritage Tour: Sheffield - City of Steel

21st March 2015

8.30am

Northwich Memorial Court
Chesterway
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 5QJ

Tickets £20.00 (entry fees excluded)

Sheffield - City of Steel
8.30am from Northwich Memorial Hall
Other pick-up points available - details and booking conditions here.

The Millennium Gallery is Sheffield’s premier destination for art, craft and design. Here you can see some of Sheffield’s unique heritage, including the metalwork which made the city world famous, alongside contemporary art and design exhibitions.Current exhibitions include Picturing Sheffield, examining the relationship between views of the city and the people who lived there, as well as highlights from the metalwork collection, the collections of John Ruskin, and The Illustrated Aviary, showing work by John James Audubon, Edward Lear and John Gould.

Adjacent is the impressive multi award-winning Winter Garden, one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years, creating a stunning green world with more than 2,500 plants from around the world.

The Graves Gallery is the home of the City's visual art collection. Famous names on show at the Graves include Burne Jones, Turner and Sisley, while more recent artists include Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Marc Quinn. Local heroes include George Fullard, Derrick Greaves and Stanley Royle. Temporary exhibitions include the work of Edward Bawden, one of Britain's most influential graphic designers of the 20thC.

On the edge of the City is Weston Park Museum, which traces the history of Sheffield from prehistoric to present time. The special exhibition is Traces of Empire: Decoration and Design in Roman Britain.

Other Sheffield attractions include the National Emergency Services Museum, The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, The Peace Gardens and of course, the world famous Crucible Theatre!


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