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Days Out

Sheffield has a history of being one of the major steel manufacturing cities of the World. My father-in-law worked at Steel Peach and Tozer, locally known as Steelos. The steel works closed many years ago but now houses the Magna Science Museum . Magna is well worth a visit with plenty to see and plenty to do. You can also see more of the steel making history of Sheffield by visiting Kelham Island or Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. The mining industry has also passed into the history books, including the mining in Owlthorpe, but if you are interested in the history of mining you could visit the National Coal Mining Museum at Wakefield . The super tram skirts round Ecological Owlthorpe but many years ago Sheffield had an extensive tram system. I remember travelling to town on the upper decks of the old trams. Many of the old trams are housed at Crich Tramway Village at Matlock. You can take a ride on an old Sheffield Double Decker tram at Crich, look out for their wonderfull theme days. If you are interested in wildlife I recommend a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park at Doncaster . You will see Polar Bears, Giraffes, Lions and many more wild animals. If you want to see butterflies I suggest the Tropical Butterfly House Ltd at North Anston Sheffield. If you want to go further afield and take in an old world theme, you could visit Beamish Museum Newcastle.

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Rotherham S60 1DX




National Coal Mining Museum

Wakfield WF4 4RH




Crich Tramway Village

Matlock DE4 5DP





Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Doncaster DN4 6TB




Tropical Butterfly House Ltd

Woodsetts Road

Notth Anston Sheffield S25 4EQ






Beamish Museum







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