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.

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.

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