Sheffield City of Makers

Heritage Open Days


A behind the scenes tour of the Hawley Collection.

Tour and Explore three areas of the collection not normally open to the public as part of Heritage Open Days:

  • Main storage areas – including a special display and talk about the oldest trade union banner in Yorkshire and an opportunity to identify and handle mystery objects from the collection.
  • Metrology – learn about the contribution Sheffield made to the development of precision measurements and see micrometers and vernier callipers made by Sheffield companies – Moore and Wright, Chestermans and Shardlows.
  • Saw Shop – which holds the largest collection of saws int he world – every kind from “6 inch dovetails to “10 foot pit saws”, and unique tools for saw manufacturing.


Booking required: Two tours are available, one at 11am and one at 1.30pm each lasting around 1.5 hours.

To book email or phone 01142010770

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