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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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Great for those interested in steel and scythes!

We went as a family, one Sunday. We were 3 generations with children who were 5, 7 and 15, as well as a grandfather. The grandfather loved the steel and scythe aspects, as did the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went as a family, one Sunday. We were 3 generations with children who were 5, 7 and 15, as well as a grandfather. The grandfather loved the steel and scythe aspects, as did the 15 year old boy. The 7 year old girl loved the ipad that the centre hand out specifically for children as they look around the... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a worthwhile place for those who are interested in local history as well as history of England's industrial revolution. It caters to children with lots of hands-on elements, but is also very worthwhile for adults. The new cafe is a bonus, as is the gift shop. Admission is reasonable, but plan to spend no more than 2 hours... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is another technology museum which is bigger on exhibits than it is on technical explanation. Much of its display could be written off as masses of junk machinery just lying around. The working water wheel is the centre piece and it is very interesting too. But there could have been so much more done to bring the actual working... More 

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Hornsea, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Started at the café; very good cup of coffee. Staff very pleasant. You then follow the (presumably) original buildings round in order of manufacture. All rooms and buildings are well labelled so you know what went on. Yes there are lots of steps but what can you expect. The dam and water wheel are quite impressive. Visitor volunteers came up... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Spent 3 hours soaking up the atmosphere of our industrial past...very modern museum (interactive iPads etc) yet ancient at the same time. I hadn't been since I was a child, I learnt so much! Our (volunteer) guide did a sterling job, as did the blacksmiths who were at work as we watched...very atmospheric...We could have stayed all day, very unusual... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A well-preserved, fully-functioning industrial site, complete with offices and workers' and manager's accommodation. The volunteers are very friendly and helpful. Really worth a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours looking around and had a nice lunch in the cafe. Much more interactive than it used to be. Recommended!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a work in progress with the machinery being renovated by volunteers. However, the museum already successfully conveys the atmosphere of the working conditions of the workers, including accommodation and offices. The volunteers are friendly and helpful. I look forward to returning and will be interested to see how the museum progresses.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spent a few hours here, Really lovely early industrial works, Beautiful stone, as well as lots of well presented history and steel industry artifacts. The cafe staff and volunteers were wonderful hosts and very knowledgeable.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I personally helped to restore this establishment back in the late 1960s when working for Sheffield City council i mated a master pavior who layed the sett paving around the site also during my dinner break i helped chip the rust off the water wheel i have only returned once and that was around 25yrs ago so the site had... More 

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