Millennium Galleries

  • About
    Opening Times
    Monday – Saturday 8am - 5pm (exhibitions from 10am)
    Sunday 11am - 5pm

    The Millennium Galleries is an outstanding venue for the visual arts, craft and design, right in the heart of Sheffield. Both elegant and innovative, the gallery breaks with the traditional institutional image of an art gallery and is a welcoming and vibrant place to be for pleasure, education and business.

    With four individual galleries under one roof, there are all sorts of wonderful things to see and enjoy. Be inspired by treasures from the past, admire masterpieces from Britain's national collections and discover new creations by artists and makers working today.

    Built on two levels, the Galleries has an internal 'avenue' which leads from the entrance on Arundel Gate to the Winter Garden, and off which the four galleries are located.

    The Learning Centre hosts a public programme of activities including talks and practical workshops. There are also activities designed especially for schools, colleges and other community groups.


    Special Exhibition Gallery
    This is where a wide range of major blockbuster exhibitions takes place, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy all sorts of national and international masterpieces from places like Tate and the Victoria & Albert Museum. The gallery shows four exhibitions a year. Details of these can be found on our exhibitions page.


    Craft and Design Gallery
    The Craft and Design Gallery is the largest exhibition space of its type in the region. It showcases exciting new work by contemporary makers and designers and shows superb exhibitions by masters of the past. Work by both local and regional makers, and the best national and international designers is shown and often for sale. Each Christmas the gallery hosts Christmas Crackers, selling innovative gifts ideas produced by designers and makers from within and beyond the region.

    The Metalwork Gallery celebrates Sheffield's international renown as a world leader in the production of domestic and decorative metalwork and silverware.

    The metalwork is recognised as a nationally designated collection. Designation Challenge Fund (DCF) have sponsored this collection.

    Here visitors can discover the fascinating story of the city's metalworking trade from the 14th century to the present day and see over 1,000 items from the city's unique and internationally important collection.

    Amazing one-off pieces such as a large Old Sheffield Plate turtle soup tureen from the early 19th century and the newly made Millennium Punchbowl, commissioned by Sheffield Assay Office, can be seen alongside examples of the mass produced cutlery for which Sheffield is famous and objects by famous designers including David Mellor and Christopher Dresser.

    Hear the voices of the people who worked in the industry, see archive film of cutlery being made and have a go at hands-on activities, including making your own hallmark and discovering how a penknife works.
  • Address
    Arundel Gate
    South Yorkshire
    S1 2PP

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