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Address: Abbeydale Road S., Sheffield S7 2QW, England
Phone Number: 44-114-236-7731
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Chesterfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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