Kid’s Global Connections Tour of Sheffield General Cemetery

Event information

Date: Sat, 7 September 2024

Time: 2pm

Cost: Free!

Type: Family Event , FREE! , Guided walk , History & Heritage , Kids Event!


A guided tour for children ages 8- 16  around Sheffield General Cemetery about people who came from all over the world and found work in Sheffield industries.

Some of the most impressive monuments in Sheffield General Cemetery belong to those who made their money from industry in Sheffield, particularly the metal-working industries. However, often unseen are the countless Sheffield men, women and children who worked in these industries. Many of those buried came from all over the world and found work in Sheffield industries.  The industrial products people made in Sheffield also had global connections in trade and colonial routes across the world.
Join us to hear the about the people who came to Sheffield and how they became a vital part of Sheffield’s industrial past. Learn how Sheffield was built by many communities and people over history, which has an important legacy in the city it is today.

Event starts at The Gatehouse, top of Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, S11 8NT.

Our café and bookstall will be open at the Samuel Worth Chapel from 10am to 4pm – purchases by cash, debit/credit card or phone app (e.g. Google Pay, Apple Pay).


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Ages 8-16. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need to bring your ticket – we shall have your name on a list and you can be checked in when you arrive.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
On street parking on and around Cemetery Avenue close to the Gatehouse entrance. Nearest bus stops are on Ecclesall Road – Collegiate Crescent stop.