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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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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
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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 took our 9 yr old granddaughter, she is really interested in history so she found it interesting. There is plenty to see and kids can borrow an iPad to help with the info... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Maureen O
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Barnsley
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Barnsley
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our 9 yr old granddaughter, she is really interested in history so she found it interesting. There is plenty to see and kids can borrow an iPad to help with the info. There are plenty of volunteers on hand to answer questions. The biggest thing for us was the price.......we find most things nowadays are expensive but it... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if not a History buff the area take syou back in time to when hand made farming tools were made.Artisan black smiths on site.Working water wheel and much to see arround the site guided or self guided tours available.Site as entrance way static map,some ares not to accessable to those with walking problems but plenty to see at ground... More 

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Thank susanbrook6
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well preserved buildings and a feel for what the industry was like back in the 1800s. It could have been better, especially the heritage machinery and tools. Some of the "factory" rooms were a real mess. It would not take too long to clean things up and put unused/irrelevant items away in boxes or just sell them. There was also... More 

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Thank Discosk8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited Abbeydale today as we did not have much spare time and expected a little something of interest. What a most joyous surprise...we absolutely loved it and we will certainly return another time to see the 'wheels in action'. All the staff were wonderfully friendly and knowledgable and the drinks and cake were delicious. Such a... More 

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Thank Advent2016
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very impressed. Great little museum which gives a real insight into life working in a farming tool manufacturing. Excellent app which is worth viewing before you go round.

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Thank Andlev
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We visited with grandparents and a 6 and 8 year old. The staff were freindly and had a helpful attitude - volunteering useful information, which is why I've given a rating of 5. The visitor centre is small but very pleasant. There is a tiny cafe selling icecreams, nice cakes and various toasted things including paninis. You could easily whizz... More 

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Thank CarolMansfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I visited with the family, parents, grandparents, two small children and everyone really enjoyed the day. There is lots to see and everyone was interested in Sheffield's heritage. The food in the cafe was tasty and simple, really well prepared and with great service from the staff. I especially liked the little cottages and vegetable garden. There are also really... More 

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Thank Lydia Paul Sheffield
Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A combination of old production site and houses, it seems to be like a small village. Very nice if your interested in iron and/or early 1900 daily life. The cafe is in great shape but some of the other places seemed a little bit abandoned. A lot of dumbed items, rusty. But the volunteers are there and very kind to... More 

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Thank Savvas2013
Derby, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

we absolutely loved this place the café facilities are small but very friendly and up to date and clean. although this as had a lottery grant the restoration work is ongoing and could do with more doing to it to make it a better working museum but we will return again and again to help put money in the funds... More 

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Thank murdoch62
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

History. Great & amazing for little ones to look back at how things used to be. Great for imagination and learning skills. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit & will go again someday.

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