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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

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Address: Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
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+44 114 236 7731
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Sun 11:00 - 16:45
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 16:00

Visitors discover the method of producing steel and how workers and their...

Visitors discover the method of producing steel and how workers and their families lived their lives in Abbeydale, a small village that has been involved in metal-working for centuries.

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Not been for a few years // marvellous improvements made since last time! Well done to all

We haven't been to Abbeydale for a few years (before the lottery grant was awarded) so we were delighted when we pulled up to find a shiny new building in the grounds which came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We haven't been to Abbeydale for a few years (before the lottery grant was awarded) so we were delighted when we pulled up to find a shiny new building in the grounds which came from the lottery funding. We don't mind paying an entrance fee at all due to the great improvements made and the exceptionally warm welcome we received... More 

Thank Craig H
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great to discover the industrial history of Sheffield, seeing how things were manufactured, seeing the Crucible workshop how they made crucibles, the counting house is amazing, seeing the old desk and ledger, amazing water wheels, loads to see, would think some things would be more interesting when the objects are running. Could do with some more interactive things. Overall a... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The site has such an interesting collection of workshops with original tools and wheels with some unique features too. There's a video to set the scene as well as a time line and then you just make your way round. It is compact but also stuffed with artefacts. There are enthousiastic volunteers around to point things out and answer your... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A step back in time viewing how people worked and lived at the hamlet, forging scythes. Interesting to view the workers cottage and difference with the managers house An interesting place to visit. Very nice cafe selling hot and cold drinks, sandwiches,paninis etc. Sandwich we had was tasty and freshly made. Eating area impeccably clean and modern.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It brought back memories of how things were in our home as a child. Also reminders of the forge at school. Yes we really did learn some stuff like that all those years ago. It makes for a good morning or afternoon out. There is a nice cafe area with good coffee and some really great cakes and other food... More 

Thank Peter C
Rochester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a little gem in Sheffield and well worth a visit. It shows the style of accommodation and way the workers in a metal working foundry used to live and work. There is also a working water wheel and good descriptions of how the work was done. The cottages are furnished to show the standards of living between the... More 

Thank Tony L
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Today I took 6 children of various ages from 18 months to 9 years old for a visit. It was a first visit for all of the children and they really enjoyed it. We had help from 2 volunteers who were very knowledgable and were happy to talk to the older children who had questions and were interested in everything... More 

Thank Penny S
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great, friendly well informed staff. Lovely afternoon stepping back in time and looking back into our heritage. Will visit again.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We spent a wonderful couple of hours here soaking up the history. Everything is so well-preserved and explained by self-guided tour that you can really imagine what it was like here in this tiny place that was one of the places at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Not just the technical facts, but how the people actually lived.

Thank Wendy T
Sheffield, South Yorks.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Having been let down by somewhere else that should have been open on at least a day of school hols. but wasn't, we decided to try 'Abbeydale'. Our grand-daughter really enjoyed it - especially having the info. on I-Pad. I should imagine that in better weather it would be even better.

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