Opened in 2001, as part of the Heart of the City regeneration project in Sheffield, the Millennium Gallery is the permanent home of the city’s unique Metalwork Collection and Ruskin Collection of art and artefacts, and plays host to temporary exhibitions of art, craft, fashion and design.
How to get there by public transport?
The gallery is located at Arundel Gate, just a few minutes walking from Sheffield train station and tram stops. If you’re travelling from within Sheffield, several buses will drop you there (you can check on our journey planner) and, from Rotherham and Maltby, the X1 service will also take you there.
The entrance is free but the gallery encourages donations.
What is the best thing about the place/attraction?
Conveniently located in the city centre, it is easy enough to pop in quickly for a look at one of their temporary exhibitions. There’s always something interesting on display, as well as talks with artists, workshops (for grown-ups and kids) and performances, keeping it well refreshed.
When is the best time to visit?
The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday until 5pm and 4 pm on Sundays and bank holidays. It’s lovely on a sunny day, with natural light flooding through the glass ceilings, and cosy and warm on a rainy day. So, any time and any weather really.
There’s a café with a selection of light refreshments and hot meals that include an English breakfast and even a children’s menu. The shop offers gifts themed around Sheffield and the gallery’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. There are toilets and seating available in the main foyers.
The Millennium Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible from the Winter Garden or Cadman Lane entrances, and from the Arundel Gate entrance, via the elevator. Assistance guide dogs are allowed inside the gallery and exhibitions are accompanied by large print versions of interpretation. Large print brochures and flyers are also available on request.
If you go there, don’t miss…
The rear entrance to the gallery backs on to the spectacular Winter Garden – one of the largest temperate glasshouses in the UK. With a wide range of plants and trees, it’s a sure hit with the younger ones and well worth a look around.