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Art Exhibition, Tue 6 Feb - Sun 1 Jul 2018, free entry


Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest

Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest

NUM Miners' Strike Stickers, 1980s. Photo © Museums Sheffield


Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

0114 278 2600


Weston Park,
Western Bank,
S10 2TP


Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest in Sheffield.

In 1918 the women’s suffrage movement successfully led to the passing of the Representation of the People Act, the first step in a major electoral reform that would extend voting rights to 8.5 million women across the UK.

To mark the anniversary of this landmark development in British democracy, Changing Lives will celebrate how the people of Sheffield have stood up for what they believe in over the past 200 years.

Explore Sheffield’s remarkable history of protest and activism, from the Radical Press of the 1700s, through to the miners’ and steelworkers’ strikes, and causes championed in the city today.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 6 Feb - Sun 1 Jul 2018
Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm (closes 5pm from Monday 27 March)
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 23 Sep - Fri 23 Mar Sheffield Life & Times: Coming Home
Wed 29 Nov - Sat 23 Jun Picturing Sheffield: Ghosts of Firth Brown
Tue 6 Feb - Sun 1 Jul Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest
Wed 25 Jul - Sun 4 Nov Circus!


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Map reference: SK 338873  Lat: 53.38146 Long: -1.49332

By Road:
Take the A57 following signs for the Museum and Sheffield University. Please note that road side parking is very limited in the surrounding area. At weekends, the Sheffield University car parks at Durham Road and the Arts Tower are free of charge.

By Public Transport:
Take the tram to the University. Walk up Western Bank to the park and Museum on the right.

Park and Ride tram facilities are available at Middlewood, Meadowhall and Nunnery Square.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Sheffield station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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