Here you can discover the real story of Sheffield, from its geological roots to the people, politics and music that shaped the modern city. This museum features a huge collection of art and artefacts, including favourites such as Spike the woolly rhino. Also within this Grade II listed building is the Mappin Art Gallery, containing a collection of work bequeathed by the Rotherham businessman John Newton Mappin. Weston Park Museum is reputed as a family friendly museum with engaging interactive displays and in 2008 won the Guardian Family Friendly Museums award.
And now for something completely different: Sheffield is home to the UK’s national cultural centre for videogames. Digital entertainment is the UK’s fastest growing creative industry and there’s so much to learn about it. This museums allows you to explore how games are made, who makes them, and even why they are made. There is also an arcade for you to play a range of games, old and new. Video games can mean so many different things (FPS, MMO, single player, competitive, educational, VR) and this museum is the perfect place to gain that understanding whilst having fun.