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MONTHLY TOURS OF THE HAWLEY GALLERY

NEXT TOURS SUNDAY, 7th MAY

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


Tours at 12.05 p.m. and 2.05 p.m.  

Meet our volunteer at the River Don Engine.


Normal Museum admission charges apply.


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NEW EXHIBITION


YORKSHIRE PUDDERS
An exhibition on the process and history of fine scissor-making in Sheffield

MARCH - AUGUST 2017

They are every day utensils that we all take for granted but do you know how much work goes into making a pair of scissors? Sheffield “Pudders” have been putting pairs of scissors together since the 17th century.

At its peak, in the mid-19th century, there were more than 100 companies in Sheffield producing scissors in hundreds of shapes and sizes.

This new exhibition explains the process and charts the history of fine scissor-making in Sheffield.

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NEW EXHIBITION

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

FROM FEBRUARY 2016

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.