The Millennium Gallery is home to Sheffield’s unique Metalwork Collection; one of the finest collections of cutlery, flatware, and holloware in the world, in the city world famous for its history of cutlery manufacture. The Collection recognises the history, skills, and craftsmanship involved in metalworking, both in Sheffield and beyond. As well as celebrating tradition, the Collection looks to the present and future by showcasing some of the best contemporary metalwork by new and emerging designer-makers. Cutlery highlights from the 13,000 metalwork items, of which a selection are on display at the Millennium Gallery, include Edwin Hunter’s ornate Great Exhibition scissors and our modern stainless steel cutlery, from David Mellor and Walker & Hall. Sheffield’s Metalwork Collection has been awarded Designated status by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in recognition of its national and historical significance.