Sheffield General Cemetery History Walk

Sunday, 6th August 2023

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

The Gatehouse, Sheffield General Cemetery

£5 plus booking

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Sheffield’s history? Why not start with a fascinating glimpse into Sheffield’s Victorian past on our guided tour of this Grade II* listed historic Cemetery. Meet the residents who shaped Sheffield’s history, from Mark Firth and Samuel Holberry to the Cole Brothers and George Bassett, and many more. Discover the stories behind some of our 87,000 burials, see the French-inspired catacombs and the listed monuments & structures including the recently restored Samuel Worth Chapel, in this unique and historic Victorian landscaped ‘Garden Cemetery’.

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 2pm to 4pm – purchases by cash, debit/credit card or phone app (e.g. Google Pay, Apple Pay).

Path Access – In order to allow groups to be safely conducted around the site, each tour is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No minimum age but the tour is aimed at adults and is more suitable for children aged over 11. 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.

Sheffield General Cemetery Trust
The Gatehouse
Cemetery Avenue
S11 8NT