Exhibition Gallery

Previous exhibitions

Untameable: The Barry Hines Archive
21 October - 20 December 2019

100 Views of the Arts Tower
11 February to 31 March 2019

Circus Performers: Extraordinary Feats from Ordinary People
14 June – 14 December 2018

The Wonderful Mr Willughby
13 November 2017 - 28 February 2018

The Uses of Literacy revisited! Young people in Rotherham reimagine the future
12 June to 9 September 2017

Spectacle and Wonder: The Circus Friends Association Archive
7 November 2016 - 2 April 2017

Business and Benefaction: the colourful life of Sheffield artist Annie Bindon Carter
Monday 18 April 2016 - Sunday 9 October 2016

Hidden Worlds: Kreb and his legacy in Sheffield
15 October 2015 - 17 March 2016
As part of the Krebs Festival celebrations, the exhibition looked at the ground breaking scientific discoveries of Sir Hans Krebs at the University of Sheffield.

Making Music
13 June to 16 September 2015
The exhibition showcased the University of Sheffield Department of Music’s collection of original and replica historical musical instruments.

Making Music - An exhibition of Early Musical Instruments at the University of Sheffield
25 February - 27 May 2015
The exhibition showcased the University of Sheffield Department of Music’s collection of original and replica historical musical instruments.

Books that trees would be proud of...
25 February - 27 May 2015
This exhibition presented for the first time a selection of the University Library's fine press books and pamphlets from the Private Presses Collection

Marvelosa: Art inspired by the National Fairground Archive
10 September 2014 – 8 January 2015
As part of the NFA's twentieth anniversary; new works of art were commissioned inspired by their collections.

Mapping Sheffield
10 June – 14 August 2014
Using historic maps from the University of Sheffield map collection this exhibition examined stories of change within the city.

Bob Brighton: A Life In Colour
8 February  - 4 May 2014
From tiny triptychs to large paintings on carpet, this exhibition celebrated and explored Bob’s Life in Colour.

I Can Do That!
12 September 2013 - 6 January 2014
The Peculiar Pursuits of a Showman Sculptor – Anthony Bennett. This exhibition chronicled the extraordinary enterprises of this Sheffield sculptor.

Yorkshire Voices
4 June to 17 August 2013
This exhibition explores what it means to write in the local dialect. It includes audio of various Yorkshire accents.

Sheffield Entertained
7 February - 6 May 2013
An exhibition celebrating the entertainment heritage of the City of Sheffield, including the growth of music hall and variety, the world of magic, early cinematograph shows, and travelling funfairs.

Heritage Makers
13 September – 21 December 2012
An exhibition celebrating a hundred years of Sheffield’s Hunter Archaeological Society using artefacts and documents to showcase the work of the Society from 1912 to the present day.

Jack Rosenthal & Maureen Lipman - a creative partnership
2 June – 19 August 2012
Jack Rosenthal emerged from the newly created Granada television studios in Manchester to become an award winning playwright and television screen writer. Maureen Lipman continues to have an enduring, successful and wide-ranging career which includes theatre, television, film, radio and print.

Circus Showmen: Innovators who Shaped the Circus
1 February – 3 May 2012
This exhibition celebrated the personalities who innovated the circus for their generation.

The Architecture of George Devey
6 October 2011 – 4 January 2012
George Devey was an important figure in the evolution of Arts and Crafts architecture, who designed several large and attractive houses across the British Isles.

Engineered by US.
3 June - 30 September 2011
An exhibition by the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering.

Memoirs of a Showwoman
9 February – 13 May 2011
Memoirs of a Showwoman invited you into the world of renowned showwoman, Marisa Carnesky.

The Million Book Library
19 October 2010 – 14 January 2011
This exhibition celebrated 50 Years of Western Bank Library.

Mervyn Peake’s Alice
30 June to 29 September 2010
From the British Library's archive, this exhibition included original illustrations produced by Peake for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

1 March to 27 May 2010
The Humbug! exhibition celebrated 200 years of P.T. Barnum.