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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

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Address: Abbeydale Road S., Sheffield S7 2QW, England
Phone Number: 44-114-236-7731
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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We visited during half term with a living social voucher with our 3 children. We had never been before so was unsure what to expect but I found the whole trip very interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a whole day at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet today, I would recommend you visit. We went for the forging event with our 14 year old son. All he kept saying was wow! and fantastic! It has inspired him. There is a lovely new visitor's centre.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

An amazing insight into the birth of the Industrial Revolution. The exhibits were well presented and most informative. A shame that there were hardly any other visitors on a such a fine sunny day.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Well presented attraction very interesting site the girl at reception was very helpfull and cheerfull. So impressed were we we visited kelham Island museseum as well . Both offer a good insight into our industrial past

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit....we hadn't been since 1974 but thoroughly enjoyed going back. Very friendly staff All were enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge. Great Coffee served in the very welcoming reception area too! Highly recommended if you are in the area.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We visited during half term with a living social voucher with our 3 children. We had never been before so was unsure what to expect but I found the whole trip very interesting. Our children enjoyed it although my little 2 who are 2&3 were a little young to understand it they still enjoyed looking round. We all particularly enjoyed... More 

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Doncaster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The last time I visited here was on a school trip at primary school and couldn't remember it at all. Interesting day and am sure it is worth a trip back on a warmer, sunnier day. Cheap to get in, but we spent a couple of hours here, admittedly some of that was warming up in the cafe! Small but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really enjoyed my visit here, the place was a lot larger than imagined & so much to see with hardly anyone around, which was just great. Some really great maintained examples of living & machine work. Worth a stop off.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I personally worked for Sheffield City Council from 1966 up until 1990 in 1966 I mated a pavior who at that period in time was the only qualified pavior I was led to believe who had experience in laying a original set paved road myself and another work colleague had the task of TRYING to chip the tar from the... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have been a regular at the hamlet for 10 yrs ,and seen many changes ,the latest for the worst ,but as a paying customer, I,m applaud by today ,I went their for a drink and lunch ,to be turned away ,because their was no where to park ,This is not the first time this as happened to me,As a... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you felt disappointed. You raise a number of issues, which I will address in order. There are two clearly marked accessible parking spaces as close to the learning centre as can be. They are on the most level part of the car park and the area has been freshly tarmaced. On... More 

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41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This little gem on the outskirts of sheffield is split into two section, to see how workers lived in the 19th century Scythe and Crucible Pot trade and to see how they worked. There are two houses that have been restored that shows you how people of this era lived (one worker house, one manager house) and it's a wonder... More 

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