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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
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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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old days revive when you walk through the old premises of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. The tools, machinery and buildings appael to your imagination. David and Judy, two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

old days revive when you walk through the old premises of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. The tools, machinery and buildings appael to your imagination. David and Judy, two volunteers at the site were very friendly and helpful. Nice cappucino too!

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Thank HansKempen
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy finding out about the history of an area then this attraction is up there with the best . Make sure you tag on to one of the guided tours by the knowledgeable local guides.

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Royton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Abbeydale in August, after seeing the site appear on many documentaries. First impression was it was very small. bought our tickets at £4 each which at first thought was not bad value but after going around the site turned out to be not worth it. Not a great deal to see once you are there and the car park... More 

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Thank Caroline S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Abbeydale after about 30yrs. Very impressed with the changes made since our last visit. A wonderfully evocative place, full of the history of what made Sheffield great. Just wandered around, poking about i the workhouses and houses. The exhibition and timeline of the history of the site very informative. Our 14yr. Old granddaughter was enchanted by the... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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Thank knottih
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 August 10, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 July 25, 2016 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 July 23, 2016

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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