Winter Gardens


Pride of place in Sheffield's city centre goes to this wonderfully ambitious public space with a soaring glass roof supported by graceful arches of laminated timber. The 21st-century architecture contrasts sharply with the nearby Victorian town hall and the Peace Gardens – complete with fountains, sculptures, and lawns full of lunching office workers.

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Nearby Sheffield attractions

1. Millennium Gallery

0.03 MILES

Sheffield's cultural revival is embodied in this collection of four galleries under one roof. Inside, the Ruskin Collection houses an eclectic display of…

2. Graves Gallery

0.05 MILES

This gallery has a neat and accessible display of British and European art from the 16th century to the present day, plus touring exhibitions; the big…

3. Kelham Island Museum


Sheffield's prodigious industrial heritage is the subject of this excellent museum, set on a human-made island in the city's oldest industrial district…

4. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

3.68 MILES

In the days before steel mills, metalworking was carried out in hamlet communities like Abbeydale, situated by rivers and dams that were harnessed for…

5. Magna


At its peak, the Templeborough steelworks was the world's most productive steel smelter, with six 3000°C furnaces producing 1.8 million tonnes of metal a…

6. Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery

10.08 MILES

Chesterfield's history as a Roman fort through to the present day is documented at this engaging local museum, which also has information about the town's…

7. St Mary & All Saints Church

10.1 MILES

Chesterfield is worth a visit to see the astonishing crooked spire that rises atop St Mary and All Saints Church. Dating from 1360, the 68m-high spire is…

8. Eyam Museum

10.8 MILES

Vivid displays on the Eyam plague are the centrepiece of the engaging town museum, alongside exhibits on the village's history of lead mining and silk…