What's On

 

MONTHLY TOUR OF THE HAWLEY GALLERY

NEXT TOUR ON SUNDAY, 3RD MARCH

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.


UNSUNG HEROES

January - March 2019

Sheffield is known throughout the world for the quality of its workmanship, but what about the individual designers and craftspeople who contributed to this?

Do we know who they were?  What were their skills and knowledge? This exhibition aims to answer some of these questions and to acknowledge some of those unsung heroes, in a display of their work and the processes involved.

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?

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.

SANDERSON BROTHERS AND NEWBOULD SHOWCASE

This two metre square showcase containing examples of tools and machine knives was presented to the Ken Hawley Trust in 2010 for preservation and is now on show in the Gallery.