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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Lovely visit on a cold damp day

Great value for the museum at a reasonable price, recommend asking for the ipad as this really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Went there at last

The last time I was here as a kid, a virtual ruin then, but after years of restoration it is now a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Catch a unique glimpse of life at home and at work at a scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Abbeydale Works was once a producer of agricultural tools and the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf. It is now a...more
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Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great value for the museum at a reasonable price, recommend asking for the ipad as this really gives a great experience. Ian Jones been doing a fantastic job on the hand forge demonstration. Lovely cafe, really helpful staff Daniel and Sharon with my friend's 5...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LizWordley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time I was here as a kid, a virtual ruin then, but after years of restoration it is now a brilliant link to Sheffield's historical past.The oldest place in the world that is still on it's original site, latter quarter of the 17th....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Abbeydale is easy to find just going out on the road to chesterfield and the peak district. This village was set up to provide housing for workers. The piece of land has a long history as it's close to the River Don and digging has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We were attracted by the prospect of 'Christmas at Abbydale', thinking that there might be special events, decorations etc., demonstrations etc., but what little there was in this respect appeared to be aimed at children. Nevertheless, Abbydale is an interesting glimpse into the processes involved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George K
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Not a huge site but plenty to see. History of the site is set out (with cartoon and date-free kids version below) alongside history of UK, with eye-opening commentary on big social changes. There are workers cottages to see, & workshops & tooling, including large...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Hamlet isn't a big deal, in some ways, as there's not a lot in terms of flash stuff there. But it is a genuinely fascinating glimpse into the early industrial past of Sheffield. It's about an hour's worth, or a bit longer on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James_Tringham
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A superb museum that captures the local history of Abbeydale perfectly , its very much as it was hundreds of years ago. A step back in time that tells the story of Scythe making on the site and local steelmaking. Its great that places like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CaptainCumbria
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic piece of history. Not from here originally but my partner is and hadn't visited before, so we visited as a family group and found it to be a very enlightening piece of Sheffield history

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joanne G
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Found it a very child/adult friendly museum. Was also very interesting. Was set out just as it was when it was a working factory. Staff very friendly. All round great experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We went for crafting Wednesday during the holidays and it was great. I'm really surprised it isn't heaving with people. Lots of things to look at and the water wheel was running much to my toddlers delight. My teenage nephew was also asked to join...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sorry been on hols,admission for adults is £4 concessions is £3 children(16 and under)with an adult are free. have a good time
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harry sorry not replied sooner not been on line, yea a few places to eat your own picnic