Turner Glass Museum


The Turner Museum of Glass is one of the UK’s most interesting and comprehensive collections of nineteenth and twentieth century glass.
From drinking glasses to contemporary installations the Museum celebrates the skill and artistry of glassmakers. Pieces by all the major European and American glassmakers are on display and the collection is unrivalled in its display of work from the 1920s to the 1950s.
The Museum was founded in 1943 by Professor W.E.S. Turner. Also responsible for founding the academic discipline of glass technology, Turner was a keen and imaginative collector. He wanted the Museum to act as an inspiration for all those working with glass by showing beautiful objects alongside technical innovation.
Turner founded his Museum at the University of Sheffield where he worked. Since 1993 it has been located at the heart of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering where it continues to grow. It is an important resource for research and welcomes visitors from around the world.
It’s open during normal working hours (Monday to Friday) and has a small cafeteria, with slightly more restricted opening times. You will find it on the second floor of the Sir Robert Hadfield Building (Floor E) and there is disabled access via a lift. The building is on Portobello Street (post code S1 3JD) and is well signposted from nearby e.g. Mappin Street and Orange Street.



Heritage Trails. a few to look at


http://visitwoods.org.uk/en/visit-woods/Pages/wood-details.aspx?wood=26322&site=Moss-Valley-Woodlands#.UaTKEtKGuSo  Moss Valley Woodland walks













Grading Heritage trails.

The first group has been out measuring paths for Time Walk!
Scouts Botanical Gardens
A few Scouts from 59th Sheffield Scout Troop at Hunter’s Bar helped their leader and Time Walk volunteer Chris begin to measure and classify the paths in the Botanical Gardens on Saturday 27th April. They took a wheelchair with them, and took it in turns pushing, being pushed and measuring gradients and widths of paths.
They were surprised how difficult some surfaces were to push on, how cross slopes of only a few degrees can make it much harder to control a wheelchair, and how scary it can be as a passenger!
It will probably take another visit to finish the map, which will be the third to be colour coded using our new system, the others being the General Cemetery and Meersbrook Park. The Scouts would like to do Endcliffe Park next.

Proposed 5 level system for grading paths-page-0

Proposed 5 level system for grading paths-page-1

path grading flow chart-page-0

If you want to try your hand at grading paths take a copy of the flow chart and get a tape measure and one of these.

Scaffold Level

This is a scaffold level which is quite cheap from a good builders supplier. You will also need a plastic box  to rest level on so you don’t need to bend all the time to measure the gradient.  Here is an example of the kind of map we want to have.

meersbrook park access map