The Rich History of British Steel

Take a look at historic Sheffield, UK and visit the Kilham Island Museum

Sheffield is steeped in history when it comes to steel production. It is therefore only fitting that the city operates a full-fledged steel museum on Kelham Island, a man-made island diverting the River Don. The multifaceted exhibition takes you back as far as the 14th century, when Geoffrey Chaucer, in his “Canterbury Tales,” referred to a knife as a “Sheffield thwitel.” Kelham Island Museum documents the unparalleled transformation of a small rural town into a world-class center of metals excellence.