Neoclassical audio trail

Listen to our audio trail to explore the classically-inspired buildings of Sheffield city centre.

A map of Sheffield city centre highlighting buildings with classically inspired architecture, including the City Hall, Cutlers Hall, the Central Library and more.
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Discover how Athens’ Parthenon and Italian Renaissance palaces inspired Sheffield’s architects. Find out why some of the city’s most famous buildings have towering columns, two elephants and a man holding an asp. Meet Titans and water gods – one wearing a fish. You’ll also visit Sheffield’s lost telephone exchange, Victorian water and gas companies, hidden chapels, old schools and self-important banks.

The trail features the voices of Professor Maureen Carroll and Dr Jane Rempel, of the Department of Archaeology, and BBC Radio Sheffield's Rony Robinson.

Print-ready Audio Trail Map

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The Audio Trail

Listen to the trail using the audio player below.

Alternatively, you can listen to the audio trail on Soundcloud.


A teacher’s guide for class-based lessons and field visits

This guide is for teachers in history, art or architectural studies to download and print. It can be used for class-based lessons or as a guide for field visits. The buildings can be visited individually or on a walking tour. An itinerary is suggested.

Download (PDF, 15pg, 5.04MB)

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