We have a range of tours available to enjoy alongside the conference, both paid and free of charge. Chargeable tours can be booked as an optional extra through the online store and free of charge trips can be booked at the conference venue.

Chatsworth House

Beth Shalom, National Holocaust Museum 

We will be travelling to the museum by coach and taking lunch in the onsite café. Afterwards, there will be a tour of the exhibition and a video testimony or an 'in person' talk by a holocaust survivor.

The cost of this tour is £15 and can be booked through the online store.

Chatsworth House   

Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. 

Marvel at the opulent wonder of the house and gardens and discover how the family have shaped the history of the house and collection that you see today.

We will travel into Derbyshire by coach and have a packed lunch at the house when we arrive.

Cost of the tour is £25 and is bookable through the online store.

Sheffield's Industrial History 

Join a guide from Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust who will talk you through the history of steel in Sheffield with a visit to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Surrounded by beautiful woodland, Abbeydale features a working water wheel and a 19th century furnace where the very first steel was forged. 

We will also visit Kelham Island Industrial Museum on this tour.

Bookable through the online store, the total cost of this trip is £18.

National Coal Mining Museum

Venture 'darn pit' on a guided tour underground by an ex-miner.  Descend in a cage lift 140m under the ground to experience the harsh conditions miners worked in through the ages.

We will then be having lunch at the museum.

The tour is booked through the online store and costs £9.

Please note, due to the uneven ground, this tour is not suitable for people with access issues and may not be suitable for people who suffer with claustrophobia. 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture, set within the 500-acre, 18th-century Bretton Hall estate in West Yorkshire.  Founded in 1977, YSP was the first sculpture park in the UK, and is the largest of its kind in Europe. 

Explore the many exhibitions both inside and throughout the 500 acres of beautiful landscape.  A soup and sandwich lunch will be provided at the park.

Please note, some areas of the park can be difficult to access due to uneven terrain. Wheelchair and mobility scooter users are advised to seek route and ground condition advice from staff at the Information Point at the YSP Centre.

The trip can be booked through the online store and the cost is £9

Sheffield: Home of Football

Led by one of the Christian Chaplaincy team here at the University of Sheffield, this app-based tour is free of charge and a must for any football lover! 

The app uses historic images showing Sheffield in the 1850s and today. You will be transported back to the Victorian era when the world’s first football club started in Sheffield.

There will also be stories of the first ever football derby, the world’s oldest football cup, the first floodlit game at Bramall Lane and the ancient football grounds where the games were played, many of which are now long gone.

Walk in the Peak District

Take a gentle walk to appreciate some of the magnificent views of Sheffield and the Peak District. Explorations will be followed by afternoon tea at the National Trust tea rooms on the Longshaw Estate

The tour is free of charge.

Explore Sheffield: museum / galleries, lunch on campus (optional swim / sauna)

Pick up a day travel-card on departure from the conference, and explore the beautifully situated Weston Park museum, including its art collection (or just behind Weston Park go for swim / sauna at the Cofield pool). Dine for free at one of two University cafes, The View Deli (Students’ Union, Level 4, vegan / vegetarian, special diets) or impressive new signature Heartspace (vegan, vegetarian, halal and special diets).  Then head into the centre by tram to visit the Graves and Millennium Galleries, adjacent to each other and the beautiful indoor Winter Gardens.

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