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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road S., Sheffield S7 2QW, England
44-114-236-7731
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Ranked #40 of 124 attractions in Sheffield
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Visitors discover the method of producing steel and how workers and their families lived their lives in Abbeydale, a small village that has been... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This open air museum is not just built as a lookalike, but the actual remnants of one of the earlier complete factories, where our ancestors produced sighs from raw materials and water force in several stages, each in a separaat workplace. Together with the visit of Kelham Island Museum, our understanding and admiration for the wonderful inventions that made the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I visited yesterday with my elderly parents and daughter who I thought would find the museum interesting and was very disappointed. Apart from one room which had a rolling film giving you the history of the site and the different stages of steel making the rest looked like a junk yard covered in bird poo. Going round the site we... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place for the children to learn about how Sheffield cam to prominence producing steel.Lots of old artefacts for them to look at and things to try.

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Kent
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband visited this hamlet when it first opened in the 1970's and wanted to visit again for some years, but we only just got there this weekend. It was wonderful to see the improvements made, I believe that they have had a lottery grant. Also the local craft club has been making patchwork quilts, rag rugs, and crochet blankets... More

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derbyshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a wonderful place. This was a spur of the moment decision to visit and we were not disappointed. The history of this place is so interesting, and what made it even more special is that you are allowed to pick up and touch so many of the tools that the workers would have used. There is a short video... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Had a very interesting visit, lots of skills being demonstrated, well worth a visit! Not suitable for wheelchairs though!

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Sheffield Indus... S, General Manager at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, responded to this review

Sorry that you didn't find Abbeydale suitable for wheelchair users. We recognise that the historic site and heritage buildings pose challenges for disabled people,and have recently improved this as part of a restoration scheme, with easy an access footpath and access into a number of ground floor buildings, including the newly refurbished All About Abbeydale, gallery and the newly built... More

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I took our young son to the Abbeydale Hamlet yesterday. We enjoyed the history and got some good photographs. We enjoyed the history of scythes and blades. The downside to our experience was - when we started walking around, we saw a man (a cross between a heavyweight boxer and a nightclub bouncer), following our every move.... More

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SIMTmuseums, Manager at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, responded to this review

Dear June T Thank you for post and for taking the time to telephone the Hamlet directly. The member of staff you spoke to on the telephone wrote up a full statement and passed it to me. My apologies for the experience you had of feeling intimidated whilst visiting the Hamlet. It obviously spoilt what was otherwise an interesting visit... More

Sheffield
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125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When open and staffed by guides in costume, it is a fascinating place for young and old. Well-worth making a trip for a half-day visit, with parks and plenty of places nearby to eat.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

this museum is in the South of Sheffield, quite far out of the city, well worth a visit, it used to be a manufacturer of scythes and blades for farming or gardening I think, you can see workers cottages as well as workshops, waterwheel and furnace, it's very interesting to visit, it's supposed to be haunted as well so rumour... More

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Rural England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is a gem of a museum that gives a real feel for the way steel was made and used in the past. Ok so it doesn't have the smoke, heat and filth that would have been there when it was working but you can apply a bit of imagination. For children its mainly things to look at, not to... More

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