Exhibition Gallery

Come and see the restored Western Bank Library Exhibition Gallery! Thanks to a generous grant from the Wolfson Foundation, a major bequest from a former graduate and many smaller donations to the University's Alumni Foundation, this attractive space has been restored to the condition it was in when the Grade II listed building opened in 1959, and upgraded with 21st century systems.

Western Bank Library
Exhibition Gallery
Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday from 9am to 7pm
Friday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 12pm until 6pm (excluding holidays)
Library services for visitors Access for visitors with mobility difficulties
Exhibition Benefactors (PDF) Western Bank Library

The Wonderful Mr. Willughby's New Natural History

"The Wonderful Mr. Willughby's New Natural History"

13 November 2017 - 28 February 2018

A celebration of the life and work of seventeenth century naturalist and scientist Francis Willughby.

The exhibition showcases the research of Professor Tim Birkhead (Animal & Plant Sciences) and Professor Emeritus Mark Greengrass (History), and present rare books and original documents from the unique and distinctive collections held by the Universities of Sheffield and Nottingham alongside natural history specimens from the Alfred Denny Museum.