July 8, 2024


On Wednesday 3rd July 2024, the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and the Freemen were delighted to attend a private viewing of the ‘Show Your Metal’ Exhibition at the Millennium Gallery.

As we celebrate our 400th anniversary in 2024, this exhibition offers a magnificent showcase of the evolution of the industry reflecting on our heritage but also highlights the ongoing innovation and creativity within the industry.

The exhibition spans a diverse array of pieces – visitors can marvel at over 100 different pieces from various industries including transport, jewellery and art crafted by talented artists and esteemed companies.

The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire has been at the heart of Sheffield’s manufacturing and engineering industry and continues to strive for future development.


Open to All – Support if You Can

The ‘Show Your Metal’ exhibition is open to everyone, free of charge but please donate if you can.


Visit the Millennium Gallery

For more information about the exhibition and to visit this incredible exhibition, please visit the Millennium Gallery’s website


Thursday 11th July – Talk: Giving Sheffield the Edge – 400 Years of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire

Learn about The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire with our Archivist, Joan Unwin – complimenting the ‘Show Your Metal’ exhibition. Held at the Millennium Gallery 6pm-7pm – free to attend but donations are welcome (booking in advance is advised).


Sponsors of the Show Your Metal Exhibition 

Gold Sponsor – Forged Solutions Group

Silver Sponsors – Sheffield Assay Office & The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire

Bronze Sponsors – ICD Europe Ltd, Outokumpu, Rotabroach, Sheffield Forgemasters & AMRC (University of Sheffield)

Also supported by Arts Council England and Sheffield City Council