how Has Sheffield coped With The Pandemic?
Sheffield is a city located in south Yorkshire. The city has a population of approximately 584,000, making it the third largest city in England by population behind Birmingham and Leeds.
The city is a merge of two former local government districts, the unitary City and County Borough of Sheffield combined with the urban district of Stocksbridge and parts of the rural districts of Wortley from the West Riding of Yorkshire.
The city, much like the rest of the UK, was hit hard by the pandemic. However, the restrictions in place mean that attractions can now reopen in Sheffield. Alas, there is still a requirement for face masks in all indoor attractions, and there is also a maximum of 6 people per group in these attractions. Most attractions also use a one-way system and contactless payments to limit the amount of interaction on site.
A notable example of Sheffield’s popular attractions is the Kelham island museum. This museum stands on a manufactured island, which is over 900 years old.
It was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and material representing Sheffield’s industrial story. The museum also shows the cars that were made in Sheffield, including the iconic Sheffield simplex car.
The attraction also has conversion workshop where the engineers at the site can focus on there projects. Finally, there is a crucible shop, which use to be a Crucible Furnace for Russell Works, owned by the saw makers Messer’s Wheatman and Smith. Merchandise can be bought from this shop as souvenirs or gifts.
There is free parking available for all visitors and free entry, just pre book your slot online first before arrival. Further information on the museum can be found on their website.
If Museums are not your scene, then perhaps the crucible theatre is more up your street. This theatre is a Sheffield landmark with a renowned stage and a reputation for unforgettable productions.
The stage is surrounded by seats on three sides, meaning you are never more than 20 metres away from the action. The stage has some of Sheffield’s finest productions, with attractions such as hairspray and the Peter James Looking good dead for example. The theatre also hosts some of the biggest events in the country, such as the world snooker championship as an example. Bookings for these events and shows can be found on their website.
If your more into the nature side of things, then there is the Rivelin Valley. The Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Ruskin in Sheffield looking after this valley. This group was formed in 1991, with the aim to look after the wildlife habitats and to reverse the decline of the nature trail. The group has given the trail a new lease of life and it has made the valley a valuable resource for the local community.
The valley is very easily accessible, as it can be accessed by both bus and tram, with also cars having easy access due to three different free car parks across the valley. Further information on this can be found on their website.
Overall, Sheffield has adapted well to the pandemic, and the attractions are open and in full swing. The area is now wonderful place to visit for tourists and locals alike and will be even better once the restrictions are eased up.