6 amazing places to explore without leaving home

Here are 6 amazing places in & around Sheffield you probably didn’t even know existed!

All the fun places to visit are closed at the moment so what should can we do instead? Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to explore some amazing and beautiful buildings and captured them for everyone to see. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can now get out ‘virtually’ and explore them too. Even better, if you’ve got a VR headset, you can explore in amazing 3D virtual reality! On a computer use your mouse, buttons and keyboard to navigate or on a touch device use tap, swipe and pinch to move around – you’ll see what I mean. For more information about navigating the virtual tours, click here.

Virtual tours are perfect for hotels, holiday lets, student accommodation, bars, clubs, venues, tourist attractions, and much more. Get in touch with us on 0114 383 0711 for more info

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1. Caudwell’s Mill, Rowsley (near Chatsworth), Derbyshire

The last example of a working, turbine-driven roller mill

Built in 1874, Caudwell’s Mill is a unique working example of an early water-turbine driven roller mill, bigger than traditional village mills but still a family business until 1978. Inside, much of the machinery dates from around the turn of the century representing the most advanced technology of the time and the forerunner of the huge factory mills that mass produce most of our flour today.

2. Liv Student Apartments, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield

You won’t believe this one until you see it with your own eyes!

You may have seen the huge new building spring up at the bottom of Ecclesall Road on the site of the old Robins & Day Peugeot Dealership, but did you know it’s actually new student accommodation? This block is destined to be almost fully self-contained with shop units on the ground floor and, among other things, a cinema, gym, a karaoke room, a laundry, a snug, cafe, a games rooms and much more – all on the 9th floor – meaning that students only have to leave to actually go to university and back (except possibly a quick trip next-door to Waitrose for some organic avocados). At around £130 per week for a studio, I’m temped to move in myself! See the following virtual tour and explore for yourself:

3. The University of Sheffield Advanced Electron Microscope (FEGTEM)

A microscope with the ability to see individual atoms!

The (FEGTEM) is an EPSRC-funded field emission gun transmission electron microscope here at our very own University of Sheffield. Although I spent a very interesting half-hour-or-so having everything explained to me in great detail by the incredbily knowlegeable and passionate Dr Ross, I’m afraid most of it went straight over my head! However, what I do know is that it’s quite amazing piece of kit. See for yourself:

4. Upper Chapel & Channing Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield (opposite Head of Steam)

A Unitarian Chapel in the heart of Sheffield established in 1700 – a little-known treasure!

Upper Chapel in Sheffield with its long and fascinating history is a really interesting place to visit that amazingly not many people know about. Situated near the Sheffield Crucible and just a stones-throw from Fargate, why not see it for yourself via the following virtual tour:

5. Royce Translational Centre (RTC)

Europa Avenue, Sheffield

This state-of-the-art research facility houses a very wide range of space-age machines such a gas atomiser, an electron beam melter, a plasma spheroidisator, a laser melter, an isostatic press, and a bound metal depositioner. Can you tell I have no idea what any of these really do? Luckily we added more in-depth descriptions to all the machines in this virtual tour. See for yourself:

6. The Turner Museum of Glass

Housing a comprehensive collection of nineteenth and twentieth century glass

I bet you never even knew we had a glass museum in Sheffield! Well we do. Situated inside the huge Sir Robert Hadfield Building off Mappin Street in Sheffield, this small (but perfectly formed) museum is somewhere to visit on a rainy day. And if you’re interested in the history of glass, you’ll love it! Note – the museum is on E floor. Start the virtual tour then click on ‘Turner Glass Museum’ in the ‘highlight reel’ to jump straight there or use the floor selector to get there.

Interested in a virtual tour for your place or business?

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