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Address: Whiteley Woods | Off Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7EP, England
Phone Number: +44 114 236 7731
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Sheffield Heritage

I've been to the Shepard Wheel a few times. It's always therapeutic to watch the grindstones and leather belts going round to the tune of the waterwheel outside. If its cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Biggles254
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I've been to the Shepard Wheel a few times. It's always therapeutic to watch the grindstones and leather belts going round to the tune of the waterwheel outside. If its cold outside, there is always a fire to warm you up. If you fancy a few facts the museum staff and the friends of the Porter Brook can fill you... More 

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Thank Biggles254
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

The volunteers that work here are very knowledgeable. When the wheel is running you can see the workings of the cutlers wheel. A great piece of local history. (Get a coffee from wheel coffee van too...)

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Thank JillyMJilly
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A great stop off on a walk in the park. The volunteers were easy to chat to and full of interesting facts. Must have been a tough life with the noise and the dust - hard for us to imagine spending your days, year after year, grinding blades in such humble surroundings. For young or old this is well worth... More 

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Thank Jan A
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We've been several times with 2 and 4 year old. Mesmerising to watch the wheel and related machinery. Like stepping back in time.

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Thank Graham219
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Tucked away in one of the parks in Sheffield, a unique survivor of the water-powered workshops that made Sheffield cutlery famous. A real step back in time, with well-informed volunteers keen to share the history. Particularly children friendly,

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Thank bayleaf11
Boston Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a small but well done historic attraction and well worth a stop if you are in the area on a weekend. It's been restored just enough to get it working again but most everything is exactly as it was when it fell into disuse in the 1930's. There was a volunteer in one of the rooms, mostly intent... More 

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Thank BlueTravels
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

As we were walking by, we really enjoyed the chance to see a piece of our city's history in the flesh. It's a quaint little place with no fee but it's important to manage your expectations. You can see everything this waterwheel and two rooms have to offer in ten or fifteen minutes so if you were to come a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We went here as part of the open day after visiting Kelham Island museum. In all honesty we spent longer finding somewhere to park than at the Wheel its self. There are a few cards to read and you can go inside the mesters shop but it's half an hours worth really.

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2 Thank pegmosaic
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A great little mesters water-wheel powered workshop where you can see how people worked sustainably before the coming of the Industrial Revolution

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Thank Simon G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit if walking near forge dam and endcliffe. A free place to pop in. The volunteers are always very happy to give information. Considering these were all over Sheffield in days gone by its brilliant to see one being maintained so well.

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