Visitor information

The Turner Museum is usually open to the public, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the museum is closed until further notice.

Turner Museum of Glass
Interior of the Turner Museum of Glass


Visit the museum

The Turner Museum is located in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield. It is open to the public Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

  • Limited wheelchair access, assistance is advisable.
  • All visitors, including parties of up to twenty, are welcome. If you have to travel a long distance you should contact Professor John Parker ( or Emily Green ( to confirm the details of your proposed visit.
  • Find the museum on our campus maps - use the interactive map to search for the Sir Robert Hadfield Building, which is where the museum is located, or download the PDF

Virtual tour

Pay a virtual visit to the Turner Museum of Glass using our 360° online tour. Take a look around the museum by clicking or tapping the picture below. The museum can be found on Floor E, or you can select the quick link beneath the main image to jump straight in.

Download the museum leaflet

The glass collection forms part of the University Heritage Collection.

Engraved glass bowl
ID: 30 Engraved Glass Bowl

International Year of Glass 2022

The United Nations has designated 2022 as the International Year of Glass, and as such is a year of particular significance to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

IYOG22 will open with a conference in Geneva featuring 30 world-class speakers, a Glass Expo in China, and Art/History Congresses in Egypt, the US and Europe. Professor Parker is also planning a number of public engagement events in the Department to showcase different aspects of glass in science, technology, society and art.