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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

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Superb glimpse of history & friendly people to help

Not a huge site but plenty to see. History of the site is set out (with cartoon and date-free kids... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenny H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Fascinating little industrial heritage museum

The Hamlet isn't a big deal, in some ways, as there's not a lot in terms of flash stuff there. But... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 236 7731
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I caught the bus to Abbeydale while visiting Sheffield and was so glad I did. If you are a history buff you'll enjoy this immensely. This is basically a factory for making edged tools which closed at the turn of last century. It is largely...More

4  Thank markjackson100
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Purely because after a lengthy journey on congested roads in hot weather we arrived at 11.07 sunday morning to find gates locked and a notice stuck on them basically saying we have no volunteers so we are shut, well thanks a bunch, a bit of...More

4  Thank oldieInHuddersfield
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Thank Loola776
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

I live in Sheffield and have driven past the Industrial Hamlet but never been in before. It is a fascinating place that is well laid out with plenty of info and a good video at the start to set the scene. Makes you glad you...More

Thank C8516WVandys
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Interesting museum on Sheffield's industrial past. Made it easy to imagine what site would have been like 200 years ago before big steel works ibn the city were built. Highly recommended.

Thank Rickysmiths
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting glimpse into Sheffield history when visiting AIH.We had a wheel chair user in the group who unfortunately was unable to access all the exhibits ,this was explained before we purchased out tickets.Handy IPad was issued giving additional information to the exhibits.Ticket pries are more...More

Thank SJHillis64
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with the grandchildren. Both young and old enjoyed the visit and learnt of the history of Sheffield metal works. Even though one grandchild had been on a visit from school previously he still enjoyed it. Reasonably priced and a good way to while away...More

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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