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

I did my work experience here in the mid 1970's, have visited hundreds of times over the past 50 years, and have written about it (elsewhere) at some length. For anyone interested... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did my work experience here in the mid 1970's, have visited hundreds of times over the past 50 years, and have written about it (elsewhere) at some length. For anyone interested in Sheffield/cutlery history, this will be a fascinating place to visit. Highly recommended. Ideally combined with a walk along the Porter Valley. It's easily accesible by public transport,... More 

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Sheffield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very quaint tea room / cafe especially when there isn't a school party running around and causing havoc BUT the food is good, a little on the more expensive side (comparably). I'd like to have a cup of tea in a pot NOT a cup as I like my tea!! I'd also like the automatic piece of lettuce/... More 

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Sheffield Indus... S, Manager at Shepherd Wheel, responded to this review

Hi i think you maybe have posted a review about a different site on the Shepherd Wheel site. There is no cafe at Shepherd Wheel. Sheffield Industrial Museums also operate Abbeydale Hamlet where there is a cafe and school children, but we do not serve bacon sandwiches there. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Go and enjoy the walk as its so nice but also see what you will learn about old Sheffield. It's amazing as you are shocked at one this place is still around and two it was a massive game changer in Sheffield history.

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Thank Ben B
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

we looked on a map before going, we parked up by Endcliffe park and walked along the river the wheel wasn't working when we arrived, but after a chat with the volunteer and a look round we decided to have our drink and biscuits on a bench by the dam , we had taken our own, which was good as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Take your kids to see this lovely old grinding wheel in action. Very interesting peak into Sheffield's industrial past, lovely volunteers and a coffee van outside. Carry on along the river past Wire Mill Dam and onto Forge Dam where you can get a smashing lunch.

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Thank Maggie M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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