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Wortley Top Forge Industrial Museum

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A must visit Museum

A fascinating museum wonderfully explained by our guide Gordon Parkinson who captured the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
A bit 'jobsworth'........disappointed in this comment.

I'm one of the hard working volunteers who spend 100s of hours each year to keep this unique and... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Top Forge Forge Lane, Wortley S35 7DN, England
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

A fascinating museum wonderfully explained by our guide Gordon Parkinson who captured the imagination of our group with his description of the forge, the history and the people who worked there. You need two hours to get the best from the visit, the museum is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank n0el58
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I'm one of the hard working volunteers who spend 100s of hours each year to keep this unique and wonderful site open. It doesn't exist for nothing but is financed entirely by visitor income. Donations to the model engineers don't pay for the upkeep of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A little bit of magic in a beautiful setting, lovingly maintained by the model builders. Friendly people who give children and adults free rides on the model trains and ask for nothing in return but a donation to their funds. Great place for a picnic....More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have visited Wortley Top Museum twice and fully enjoyed both occasions. The staff that run it are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Take the guided tour first for a fascinating insight into the history of the forge and allow at least 2 hours for your...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank BrianHLeeds
Reviewed 26 September 2017

It doesn't get better than this. Take a walk back in time Engineers paradise, machines & buildings all restored by volunteers. Our guide was brilliant taking us back to when Iron was first made & how it was used along with all the machines that...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank MerseysideDollybird
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Like others, we thought it would be just an old building - but a brilliant tour with a very knowledgable guide (John), full of historical information. Restoration done to a very high standard, with terrific engineering behind the machinery - much of which is working....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

For a kick off, the map reference on Trip Advisor is wrong, best thing to do is use Satnav input S35 7DN. When you get there you'll not be disappointed. A very thorough guided tour around the buildings, workshops and workers cottage with heaps of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We thought it wouldn't have much to see as it got old building, work shops but with the help of enthusiast Gordon ( parkinson we thought he was called) the guide he was full of historical information all about the different machinery that they had,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rosslyne g
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had wanted to visit mainly for the miniature railway but on arrival we were told about the continuous tour around the old forge buildings and decided to tag along and see what it was about. So glad we did! Gordon is highly knowledgeable and brings...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank LMT32
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I went with my friend and his little brother if you like engineering and it's history this is a must place to visit we was taken on a tour by an amazing gentleman called Gordon he took the time to explain everything about the forge...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Andrew J
29 June 2018|
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Little gem said For a kick off, the map reference on Trip Advisor is wrong, 30 October 2016, The Site Coordinator at Wortley Top Forge has also tried to correct it!