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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Come back and see the forges brought to life.

We visited with two other couples and spent a couple of hours learning the history of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Wales, United Kingdom
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Great story told here...

This is really well done. Loads of history really well presented. Tells the story of the evolution... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Catch a unique glimpse of life at home and at work at a scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. Abbeydale Works was once a producer of agricultural tools and the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf. It is now a...more
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Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 272 2106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with two other couples and spent a couple of hours learning the history of the industrial world and scythe making. It started with a very good video. There was a useful time line giving the full history of the site. The buildings then...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really well done. Loads of history really well presented. Tells the story of the evolution of the site and the lives of the people who lived and worked there. Takes about 1.1/2 to 2 hours to do it justice and there is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GOMS2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this museum with my wife and we both found it very interesting, and good value at £4 for OAPs. My paternal grandfather, who died of silicosis before I was born, was a knife-grinder and I could imagine that the work which was portrayed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mick H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this as I am a 9 year old. I thought it was boring but the old houses were quite interesting because it makes me feel very lucky that I am not living in a old rickety house. I could of got 32...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

Abbey dale is a preserved industrial site that gives a very good insight into the life and times of workers in this area during the Industrial Revolution . It may not be everyone's cup of tea but if you are interested in industrial archaeology/history, particularly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for something inexpensive, educational and fun to do with our Sunday afternoon and decided on Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. We were not sure what to expect and when we arrived it appeared almost deserted. We went to the entrance to get our tickets...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ooobi
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Great value for the museum at a reasonable price, recommend asking for the ipad as this really gives a great experience. Ian Jones been doing a fantastic job on the hand forge demonstration. Lovely cafe, really helpful staff Daniel and Sharon with my friend's 5...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LizWordley
Reviewed January 8, 2019

The last time I was here as a kid, a virtual ruin then, but after years of restoration it is now a brilliant link to Sheffield's historical past.The oldest place in the world that is still on it's original site, latter quarter of the 17th....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Abbeydale is easy to find just going out on the road to chesterfield and the peak district. This village was set up to provide housing for workers. The piece of land has a long history as it's close to the River Don and digging has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were attracted by the prospect of 'Christmas at Abbydale', thinking that there might be special events, decorations etc., demonstrations etc., but what little there was in this respect appeared to be aimed at children. Nevertheless, Abbydale is an interesting glimpse into the processes involved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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sorry been on hols,admission for adults is £4 concessions is £3 children(16 and under)with an adult are free. have a good time
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harry sorry not replied sooner not been on line, yea a few places to eat your own picnic