Millennium Gallery in Sheffield – a brief history
The millennium gallery is Sheffield’s ultimate art, craft and design destination. It was originally opened in 2001 and consists of more than 1800 metres squared of exhibition space. The Millennium Gallery is home to the Ruskin art collection, and Sheffield’s Metalwork collection.
The Ruskin collection contains various art and artefacts and hosts a wide variety of temporary exhibitions in the fashion, design and art and craft niches.
The gallery was originally designed as a part of the Heart of the City project in Sheffield which focused on linking the city centre with the train station. The gallery itself is embedded in a gently rising slope and its glass and concrete exterior is both elegant and understated, designed to add style and class to the old steel city of Sheffield. Natural light is a big part of the galleries design and natural light forms a large part of the main corridor through the building from where the 4 different exhibition spaces are accessed. The winter garden (the largest temperate glass house in the uk) backs on to the Gallery.
Since it’s inception, the Millennium gallery has hosted some of the finest touring exhibitions in the UK, which has included exhibitions presented by the National Portrait Gallery, the V & A and the Tate Gallery.
The gallery currently hosts almost 1 million visitors per year!
The Millennium gallery in Sheffield is also used for hosting various events and is also used for wedding hire! It is a fully licensed venue and has catered for vintage weddings, more contemporary weddings and everything in between , including large wedding breakfasts. The millennium gallery wedding team offer a no minimum numbers policy and no complicated packages, with flexibility being their byword. As a Sheffield wedding photographer I have been involved in previous magical millennium gallery weddings and can confirm what a delightful venue this is for your special day! Please contact me or see my portfolio for more about my work and to book me for your special day. Please don’t delay though as we book up quickly!