Sheffield is a great city in South Yorkshire. It was long renowned for its steel manufacturing industry, but with the decline of that industry - and the decline of the coal industry in the surrounding area - it is now changing rapidly.

Sheffield Theatres - comprising the Lyceum, Crucible and Studio theatres - make up the largest theatre complex outside London.

For art lovers Sheffield has the Graves Art Gallery and the modern Millennium Galleries The Ruskin Gallery, which is in the Millennium Galleries, contains a unique collection of minerals, paintings, drawings, ornithological prints, medieval manuscripts, books and architectural plastercasts assembled by John Ruskin.

There is also the Site Gallery, Sheffield's flagship international contemporary art centre.

The Winter Garden - one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years - has created a stunning green world in the heart of the city. It contains more than 2,500 plants from around the world creating a superb display and providing visitors with a unique pedestrian link through the city centre.

The Peace Gardens are an award-winning public space with spectacular fountains, water features and lawns, set against the backdrop of the Victorian Town Hall.

The Sheffield Arena is located in the Don Valley area, just outside the city centre, and it is one of the major popular music venues in the UK.

OS grid reference SK 355 875


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Born in Sheffield

Brian Glover (1934-1997) - actor.

Michael Palin (1943-) - comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

Useful and informative links

Sheffield Forum
Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Sheffield History
Sheffield photographs from Geograph
Sheffield Telegraph
Sheffield Theatres and Halls, Past and Present
Sheffield TownTalk
Wikipedia article on Sheffield

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