RISCI 2016 Conference Sheffield – About Sheffield

ABOUT SHEFFIELD

 

 

TROPICAL BUTTERFLY HOUSE- Wildlife and Falconry Centre

The Tropical Butterfly House

Sheffield is home Encounter the Exotics, Tropical Butterfly House. The park has a daily timetable of Animal Encounters and shows in which attendees are able to meet and observe different animals and wildlife from around the world. Animals include: mini beasts, meerkats, butterflies, birds, lemurs, owls, otters and many more.

For more information, please visit: http://www.butterflyhouse.co.uk/

 

 

 

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KELHAM ISLAND MUSEUM

Kelham Island Museum is located in one of Sheffield’s oldest industrial districts, standing on a man-made island which is over 900 years old. As well as touring the main museum (Enid Hattersley Gallery) to see the 12,000hp River Don Engine in steam, visitors will also have access to the transport gallery, the Hawley gallery and the Harry Brearley room.

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For more information about the museum, please visit: http://www.simt.co.uk/kelham-island-museum/what-to-see

MEADOWHALL SHOPPING CENTRE

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Meadowhall shopping centre is recognised as being the best centre in the region. The centre opened in 1990 on a former steelworks site and covers 1.4million sq. ft. of floor space, inhabiting 230 stores across two levels. There are over 50 places to eat and drink and an impressive 11- screen cinema. The centre has 12,000 free car parking spaces and is easily accessible by both bus and tram.

For more information, including the range of shops, restaurants and opening hours, please visit: https://www.meadowhall.co.uk/

WINTER GARDENS

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Sheffield Winter Gardens is a large temperate glasshouse, showcases 2,500 different plants from around the world in superb displays. Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre, the building in 70 metres long and 22 metres high, making the attraction one of the largest glasshouses to be built in the UK. Access is also available to the Millennium Galleries where, in the Gallery Cafe, a wide range of refreshments and facilities are available.

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For more information, please visit: http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/dms-connect/search?dms=3&c1=front&venue=1587927

SHEFFIELD MUSEUMS

Millennium Gallery

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Millennium gallery is an art gallery and museum located in the centre of Sheffield. Permanent exhibitions at the gallery include: The Sykes Gallery Metalwork Collection and the Ruskin Collection. In addition to this, the gallery also hosts a wide variety of different exhibitions and events.

 

Weston Park

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Weston Park museum is Sheffield’s largest museum, housed in a Grade 2 listed building. The museum receives approximately 250,000 visitors and showcases a wide range of permanent exhibitions including: Joe Scarborough- Sheffield Through the Ages, Natural Connections, Arctic World, Treasures and What on Earth! The museum and was nominated for the prestigious Gulbenkian Prize in 2007 and in 2008 won the Guaridan’s Family Friendly Museums awards.

Graves Gallery

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Graves Gallery is a reputable and well recognised art gallery located above the central library in Sheffield’s city centre. The collections encapsulate the story of the development of art through the permanent displays from the city’s historic and contemporary collection of British and European Art. Permanent exhibitions include: Abstraction of Art and Now, A Century of Change, 400 Years of European Art and Reflections.

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For more information about Sheffield Museums and a timetable of upcoming events, please visit: http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/millennium-gallery/home

SHEFFIELD THEATRES

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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. A wide variety of home-grown and touring productions are showcased across three auditoria’s, known as the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.

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For more information about Sheffield Theatres, please visit: https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/

 

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