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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road S., Sheffield S7 2QW, England
44-114-236-7731
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Ranked #46 of 126 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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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Sheffield
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have been to the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet many times. I was there during the initial restoration and its first opening. I have taken many of my friends there because it is such a unique site and, during August I decided to take a friend of mine - a historian - to visit the museum. Our day (Sunday) had been... 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. The... More

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited as a family of four and found a very friendly welcome on a wet Bank Holiday! We have visited previously but this was our visit visit following the recently opened visitor centre and on site improvements. The new centre was very welcoming with information, a small gift shop and cafe, complete with colouring for the kids. The information... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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