Earl Waltheof – Sheffield’s King Arthur?

A new Sheffield Libraries Podcast In this 48 minute broadcast you can journey back nearly a thousand years to discover more about Earl Waltheof, the last Saxon Lord of Hallamshire. The talk and discussion are led by FOSC committee members John Moreland, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Sheffield and David Clarke, Associate Professor at […]

Zoom talk: Mary, Queen Of Scots – The Captive Queen In England 1568-87

Saturday, November 28 at 11.00 am Discover the fascinating story of Mary’s years in captivity in and around Yorkshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire. This talk will reveal a story not found in any history book (apart from mine!) Find out what really happened to Mary in her captivity years by joining David Templeman, Elizabethan […]

Castle presentation

Professor John Moreland and Professor Dawn Hadley will be making a presentation about the amazing new book on Sunday, 18 October at 1:00pm More details

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 […]

Heritage Fair 2019

This will be held on Saturday 19 January 2019 from 10-5 and Sunday 11- 4. Entry is free, with donations welcome. Just turn up to the Millennium Gallery Here are the groups who will be represented Bishops House / Bradfield LHS / Chapeltown & High Green Archive – Saturday only / Crookes Community Forum / […]