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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road S., Sheffield S7 2QW, England
44-114-236-7731
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Ranked #34 of 121 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Situated on Abbeydale Road South past Millhouses Park, this glimpse of early industrial Sheffield is well worth a visit. I found the combination of water wheel and tilt hammer conceptually fascinating, as well as linking scythe manufacture to the city. And it is free! Well worth taking the time to find it out and spending an hour or so walking... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I didn't know a lot about the hamlet before I went but it has been on my to do list with my daughter. However I don't think I learned very much from my visit. There were signs with audio tour but when we arrived were weren't offered one so maybe we missed out there. Otherwise what we saw was ok... More

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a place that I heard about when I first visited Sheffield, over 30 years ago, but I have never visited until now. Other than being an important part of Sheffield’s metalworking history, I knew very little about it before I arrived on the 97/98 Mainline bus, which drops you right outside the entrance. My first impression... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I've been to the industrial hamlet a few times now, and I really love it, primarily because there are remarkably few cordons or fences stopping visitors from touching and interacting with all the industrial remnants. It's wonderful to see how complex the systems in place were, and to wander around it at your own pace without being overloaded with information... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Check out their website and also the Sheffield whats on guide as when the Hamlet has open workshops or it is fully working it is great for history and photographic opportunities. Top tip is make sure there is something happening when you go and have a great day. There's parks nearby so take a picnic for your lunch break too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

If you want some place for a quick but of history I recommend the industrial hamlet, if you are going on your own and not having the guided tour it isn't an awful lot to see, the managers house was interesting but the rest is basically some old buildings.It is good for a little detour and they have a little... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Having lived in Sheffield for a few years, this was on my "to do" list. It is a very basic "museum"; a snapshot of industrial life in the 19th Century, but it is a fascinating visit if you have any interest in the manual way things were done 150 years ago. Looking at the ingenuity of Victorian engineering as well... More

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