Festival of the Mind – Castle Film/Debate/Launch of Castle book

This is the link to take you to the page for the stream of the film and panel debate, as part of the Sheffield University, Festival of the Mind. The film actually starts after 13 minutes, you can advance straight to this point. The event covers the launch of the book on the Castle, a […]

Festival of the Mind Podcast: River Don and the Castle

As part of the University of Sheffield, Festival of the Mind 2020, Prof John Moreland narrates a history of the Castle and its relation to the River Don, called Salmon of Steel: Steel City River Walk https://festivalofthemind.sheffield.ac.uk/2020/spiegeltent/salmon-of-steel-city-river-walk-podcast/  

Sheffield Heritage Fair 2020

Join us for a celebration of Sheffield’s rich history, as we showcase the work of key heritage groups from around the city in a weekend-long fair at the Millennium Gallery. Sheffield’s heritage reaches far wider than just the industrial revolution, and knowledge of it is being added to all the time. Recent research has shone […]

Results from the Sheffield Castle Dig

Bishops’ House Monday November 11th, 7.30pm  Ashley Tuck from Wessex Archaeology will evaluate Sheffield Castle, sharing the results of the recent dig. In the wake of the demolition of Sheffield Castle, archaeologists have had the first ever chance to undertake a systematic investigation of Sheffield Castle. This talk is free, however we have limited capacity and recommend […]

Heritage Open Days

We are delighted to announce that the only visible remains of the Castle will be able to be viewed as part of the Heritage Open Days weekends in September. These remains are contained in a secure underground room on the site and will be able to be seen for the first time for many years. Please note that […]

Pass the Porter Theatre presents “Laid Siege”

An entertaining musical interpretation of the Siege of Sheffield Castle. Told as cook Liz and under-steward Thomas try valiantly to hold the Castle walls! Sunday August 18th at 2pm in Old Queens Head pub. Pay-What-You-Feel. Proceeds to Friends of Sheffield Castle

Launch of the Sheaf & Porter Rivers Trust

On Wednesday 15th May 2019 the showroom workstation will be hosting an event to launch Sheaf & Porter Rivers Trust, whose vision is to help Sheffield rediscover and regenerate its own urban rivers. The event includes a screening of documentary Lost Rivers, accompanied by a talk from Simon Ogden, Chair of the Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group. The film examines hidden […]

Festival of the Mind events

Photo courtesy of Nick Robinson

1. Experience Castlegate – interactive exhibition What if you could see the past, present and future of our city all at the same time? Experience Sheffield Castle through an augmented reality model, learn about recent archaeological research and see visions of the future from University of Sheffield students. Location – Millennium Gallery Dates – Thursday […]

Friends of Sheffield Castle event

We are delighted to invite you to an exciting day of talks about Sheffield Castle on Saturday 29th September 2018 at the Old Post Office in Fitzalan Square, now run by Sheffield Hallam University as the Institute of Arts. All the talks are free and coincide with both the excavations taking place on the Castle […]