Kelham Island Museum

Byworth manufactured and supplied a new replacement boiler to Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield. This video tells the story of the boiler’s construction and its process from design to onsite installation…

Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield

Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. The museum houses objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story.

Their interactive galleries tell the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production and what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution.

The purpose of the Byworth steam boiler is to be part of the “Sheffield 1916: Steel, Steam and Power” exhibit, where it runs the River Don Engine which was built by Davy Brothers of Sheffield in 1905.

In 1978, the engine ceased production and was transferred to the Kelham Island Museum site. Here it continues to run on steam and remains the most powerful working steam engine in Europe today.

kelham island museum

Above: The River Don Engine