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This list of museums in South Yorkshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Sheffield Sheffield Industry Historic steel and iron-working site with living history enactors
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum Cawthorne Museum - geograph.org.uk - 95955 Cawthorne Barnsley Local information, information, local history, culture, agriculture
Clifton Park Museum Image needed LHB Rotherham Rotherham Multiple Local history, archaeology, Victorian period kitchen, toys, Rockingham Pottery, antiquities, natural and social history
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery Doncaster Museum Doncaster Doncaster Multiple Natural history, archaeology, local history, fine and decorative art, pottery in Yorkshire
Elsecar Heritage Centre Sentinel loco no. 9599 at Elsecar Heritage Centre 2010 - IMG 1063Elsecar Heritage Centre Elsecar Barnsley Industry Early industrial and mining village, exhibits on local history and industry and a Newcomen beam engine, buildings house an antiques centre, craft shops, Elsecar Heritage Railway
Kelham Island Museum Yorkshire Engine 2481 05-10-16 30 Sheffield Sheffield Industry Local industries including steelmaking, steam engines, Sheffield-made vehicles of the 1920s
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum Image needed LHB Doncaster Doncaster Military History and memorabilia of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, located in the same building as Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
Magna Science Adventure Centre Magna Science Adventure Centre Templeborough Rotherham Science Located in a former steelworks, hands-on exhibits about earth, air, fire, water, power, steel-making
Sheffield Fire and Police Museum FireMuseumS3 8PT Sheffield Sheffield Multiple Historic fire and police station with equipment, vehicles, uniforms, artifacts, local history displays
Shepherd Wheel Shepherd Wheel Sheffield Sheffield Technology Former water-powered grinding workshop with water wheel, grinding hulls and grinding wheels
South Yorkshire Transport Museum Image needed LHB Aldwarke Rotherham Transportation Formerly the Sheffield Bus Museum, history of bus transport in South Yorkshire
Weston Park Museum Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield Multiple Art, natural history, archaeology, decorative arts, social history, ethnographic and Inuit artifacts
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park Worsbrough Mill 2005 Worsbrough Barnsley Mill Features a 17th century water powered mill and a 19th century steam-powered mill
Wortley Top Forge Wortley Wortley, South Yorkshire Barnsley Industry Historic former ironworks and water-powered forge
York and Lancaster Regimental Museum Image needed LHB Rotherham Rotherham Military website, history and memorabilia of the York and Lancaster Regiment


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