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Castle Site Development

Work is finally now starting on creating a landscaped urban park which will include the daylighting of the River Sheaf and excavation of the gatehouse of the Castle.  The workers cabins are on site and initially there will be a few weeks of site clearance and preparation ahead of the main works starting. We understand […]

Heritage Fair 2024

We are pleased to again support the very popular Heritage Fair which is to take place on 20th and 21st of January at the Millenium Galleries, Winter Gardens, Sheffield. Please check the link below for more details of opening times. The event is free so why not come along and visit all the stalls and […]

Exciting news!

We have exciting news that a contractor has now been appointed by the Council and work will start on the Castle site in January!  The first phase of work will see site clearance and preparation, under-pinning of the Old Market Tavern and most importantly, excavation of the gatehouse area of the Castle.  Apart from the […]

Official Launch of Museum Exhibition and talk

The official opening of the new ‘Women of Sheffield Castle’ exhibition at Weston Park museum took place on 5th October, preceded by a ‘sold out’ talk on the Castle’s history and future plans by Chair, Martin Gorman and Prof John Moreland. The exhibition will continue for a while yet so go and visit if you […]

Amazing Cannon find near Castle!

Magnet fisherman Dave Jordan and Ray Harper discovered a well preserved cannon in the River Don, next to the Ball Street Bridge at Kelham Island on Saturday 12th August.  The guys took the cannon to local Kelham Island Museum where hopefully further tests can take place to date it. See the BBC story with comments […]

Castle Exhibition at Weston Park Museum

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield which explores the history of the Castle site through the ages.  It highlights some of the women associated with the Castle right from the earliest days through to present day. You will be able to see many artefacts from […]

Deciphering Mary Queen of Scots lost letters

Deciphering Mary Stuart s lost letters from 1578 1584 You may be aware of the recent finding of letters from Mary Queen of Scots which have now been deciphered by specialists. These letters would have been written whilst Mary was held captive in Sheffield so have particular interest. Click above on the headline for the […]

Letter to the Sheffield Telegraph from HUS

Hunter Archaeological Society and Sheffield Castle Members of the Hunter Archaeological Society were so pleased to hear that on 23 May the planning application which will lead to the restoration of remaining parts of Sheffield Castle was approved by the Sheffield City Council’s Planning and Highways Committee.  Using Government Levelling-Up funds, at last tenders can […]

Planning Permission approved!!

We just wanted to let you know that Planning Permission for the development of the Castle site was approved, with conditions, last Tuesday.  This is great news and means that the Council can now formally tender for the construction and archaeological works.   Whilst this is good news, there are elements of the design of the […]

Annual General Meeting 2023 – April 25th

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2023 The 10th Annual General Meeting of FoSC will be held on Tuesday April 25th at Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB, 6pm for a 6:30 start. Dear Member We invite you to our Annual General Meeting which will be held in person at the Central United Reformed Church, […]

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