Kelham Island Museum break-in – appeal for information

We at JUHS like many others were outraged to hear of the break-in at Kelham Island Museum and the irreplaceable objects stolen. This is a theft from us all. Sheffield Museums are appealing to the public for help in recovering the stolen items. South Yorkshire Police want to hear from anybody who may have information about the burglary, or may have seen the items for sale online or in person. If you have any information, please contact them using live chat, their online portal or by calling 101 quoting incident number 193 of 14 May 2023. Access live chat and our online portal here: Anonymous tip-offs can be made via independent charity Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111 simply and securely online at

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