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THE JOSEPH BRAMAH EXHIBITION - THE BEST OF LOCKS, THE POWER OF WATER AND THE BIRTH OF PRECISION

A celebration of Joseph Bramah in the Hawley Collection and in Kelham Island Industrial Museum

NAME ON A KNIFE BLADE: SHARPENING LINKS BETWEEN SHEFFIELD CUTLERY AND SHEFFEILD COMMUNITIES

SERIES OF FREE TALKS - 2.00 P.M. AT KELHAM ISLAND MUSEUM

18 September 2019 Butler the Cutler

13 November 2019 Trade Catalogues for Cutlery and Tools

8 January 2020 A Short History of the Table Knife

4 March 2020 Cutlery for Afternoon Tea

6 May 2020 The Development of Stainless Steel

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MONTHLY TOUR OF THE HAWLEY GALLERY

NEXT TOUR ON SUNDAY, 1ST SEPTEMBER

Join one of our volunteers for a tour of the Hawley Gallery and learn more about our fascinating collection compiled by Ken Hawley.


Tour at 1.05 p.m. 

Meet our volunteer at the River Don Engine.


Normal Museum admission charges apply.


THE GIANT’S TOOLBOX

An Exhibition of oversize tools

This is an exhibition of oversized or “giant” tools.  These were made for displays at trade shows, in shop windows and for general promotion purposes.

Originally the tools in the exhibition were created in response to a rash claim by the manufacturer Arthur Pond about his ability to make any tool. The display includes giant garden shears, huge trowels, massive engineer’s pliers and similar items.

STANLEY MILLENNIUM YEAR KNIFE NOW ON PUBLIC VIEW IN THE HAWLEY GALLERY

This spectacular knife made in 1821 by Joseph Rodgers & Sons was bought by Stanley Tools (UK) Ltd in 1969 to make sure it stayed in Sheffield. The Knife has been kindly placed on long-term loan to the Hawley Collection Trust by Stanley Tools Ltd to celebrate their proud Sheffield heritage. It is an iconic permanent recognition of the superb trades and skills to be found in Sheffield.

A-Z OF PLANES

Used to smooth and shape wood for centuries, planes were an essential tool for any joiner or cabinet maker.

To complete the A-Z we are looking for a plane with the 'Zyto' mark for 'Z'. Can you help?