THE treasures of the Cutlers’ Hall will on display for all to see on Saturday, September 12, 2015, as the Cutlers’ Company opens its famous stainless steel doors for its annual open day.
Entrance is free as are the guided tours. Those who prefer can explore the Hall using a self-guide leaflet. The permanent exhibits and collections of silver, paintings and cutlery will be on display as will the private rooms and the public halls.
Light refreshments will be available and a video on the history of the Hall will run throughout the day.
The doors open at 10am with the final tour at 2.30pm prior to the 4pm close.
The Master Cutler, David Grey, said: We are delighted to be opening our doors once again to the general public. Our Open Days have proved very popular with hundreds of people coming to the Hall to enjoy what is part of their heritage.
Among many wonderful items, the Hall houses Harry Brearley’s first stainless steel knives, the magnificent 74-bladed Norfolk Knife for the Great Exhibition of 1851and a piece of silver assayed in Sheffield for every year since the Assay Office opened in 1773. It also contains some items with interesting stories attached including panelling and electroliers similar to those on the Titanic as they came off her sister ship the RMS Olympic as well as a large polished turtle shell – all that remains of the turtle who bit the chef on its way to the cooking pot!
The Hall is a private building owned by the Company of Cutlers and is maintained without public money.
Such is the importance of this occasion to the Company that the some Members of the Company and the Archivist will be on hand to answer questions.
The Cutlers’ Hall hospitality team will also be available throughout the day to discuss any upcoming events and conduct show rounds of the magnificent event spaces we have to offer.
Parties of more than ten people are asked to inform the Cutlers’ Company in advance.Disabled access is available with prior notice. Tel: 0114 272 8456
For more information please contact the Clerk to the Company, Col George Kilburn, on 0114 272 8456