Tours & Talks


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the decision to cancel all events at Sheffield Assay Office, with immediate effect until further notice.  We will continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England.

All customers with existing bookings have been advised of the situation and alternative dates will be offered.

Please be assured that the Assay Office is otherwise fully operational and we will be actively accepting bookings for both Tours & Talks for 2021 as soon as it is appropriate for us to do so.

Sheffield Assay Office is a popular venue for organisations and groups - both those who already have a special interest in silver and hallmarking and those who appreciate an unusual and memorable day out.

Whether you are a group of friends, a club or an organisation, you will find that our fascinating history, library resources and stunning silver collection combine perfectly with the modern, comfortable facilities at Guardians' Hall to make the occasion a success - and one to remember.

" On behalf of the whole of our group I wish to thank you for making our visit so interesting. On our way home everyone was talking about it and saying how much they had enjoyed it and how informative it had been, both your presentation and the 'factory' tour. Thank you once again and please thank all the staff that took time to explain things to us.''

- Elsie Walton, Wakefield & District Family History Society.

From a short tour and talk to full day in-depth specialist workshops, we have courses to meet all levels of interest and we can offer you a range of sessions with our Librarian/Curator covering all aspects of the Sheffield Assay Office and its work.

Group Visits & Research Enquires

To view a wide range of events at the Sheffield Assay Office, please download the leaflet below;

2020 Leaflet

For enquiries please telephone : +44 (0) 114 231 2121 or email :

You can also use the Enquiry Form.

 "Just a short note to thank you for our visit. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed i and was impressed with the professionalism and complexity of the operation, as well as the scope of work that you carry out. We wish you success and will gladly recommend the visit to others''

- Tim Marsh, Stumperlowe Probus Club.

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