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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

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Address: Abbeydale Road South, 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
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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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Fantastic day out.

Found this place on an internet site, and was impressed, so I decided it must warrant a visit. Went yesterday 18, August 16, what a day.Had a quick coffee and a bun as I paid my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
knottih
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place on an internet site, and was impressed, so I decided it must warrant a visit. Went yesterday 18, August 16, what a day.Had a quick coffee and a bun as I paid my reasonable entrance fee, then off I want with my pamphlet (map). So much to see and no rush, do it at your own speed.A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small place but rich in history. Fantastic to see all the steel workings and learn about how it's all made. Great for the family for a morning or afternoon.

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Thank Ian S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the heritage of Sheffield, the museum is a combination of restored dwellings - the difference in a workers cottage and the manager's house was revealing, and the workshops. Scythes and other tools were made there from the 1800's and the production of the metal to the finished article were on display in a way that was interesting to... More 

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Thank Catherine M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a rather hot Sunday. Lived in Sheffield 20 years and never been because of opening hours. The exhibits are good. Could do with some volunteers who can guide you a bit,although the information film and boards are good. Also on weekends they need to get people on who can work the steam engine.

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Sheffield Indus... S, Manager at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. i am delighted that you have now visited the Hamlet. We have over the last two or three years built up various teams of volunteers (some help with garden, some with the production of haberdashery and some who operate as guides), however Sundays are less popular days for volunteers. The steam engine has not operated... More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here in search of elephants but had a wonder round, staff very helpful and informative, the cafe has a selection of cakes and food with refreshments also.

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Barnsley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 16, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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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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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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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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