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Address: Top Forge Forge Lane | Wortley, Sheffield S35 7DN, England
Phone Number: +44 114 288 7576
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An amazing piece of industrial heritage

Had wanted to visit mainly for the miniature railway but on arrival we were told about the continuous tour around the old forge buildings and decided to tag along and see what it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had wanted to visit mainly for the miniature railway but on arrival we were told about the continuous tour around the old forge buildings and decided to tag along and see what it was about. So glad we did! Gordon is highly knowledgeable and brings the old forge to life often quite literally. All of the exhibits have been donated... More 

Thank LMT32
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I went with my friend and his little brother if you like engineering and it's history this is a must place to visit we was taken on a tour by an amazing gentleman called Gordon he took the time to explain everything about the forge and it's history and let my friends little brother try things to see how they... More 

Thank Kevin M
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a well preserved site and with plenty of working exhibits and guides who bring it to life. It was great to see volunteers all around the site engaged in the sympathetic restoration of forging equipment and a wide variety of industrial engine. Sharing the venue is a model engineering group running a scale model railway. The forge water... More 

1 Thank Ralph_A_161
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We loved our trip. The museum is run by volunteers who are passionate about restoring and demonsrrating engines and old machinery associated with Sheffields industrial history. A must for budding engineers, both old and young alike.

Thank aSurreymum
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We had a brilliant and interesting visit, the volunteers who guided us round clearly knew their stuff and had so many stories to share with us that they brought the history of the place to life. A great day out.

Thank Janet F
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Lots to see including lots if working machinery, a great guide to show us round and explain everything, and even a miniature railway to ride on. All for £3 including parking! Just excellent.

1 Thank Peter T
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

The guide was lovely and brought it to life. Dont know how they do it for the price. We will certainly be back when the little train us running.

Thank jane d
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Went for an open day when the trains were working. So much history and the people that volunteer were so helpful and clearly enjoyed working there. In a beautiful setting. Would recommend this to anyone as something for everyone and very reasonably priced entrance fee.

Thank 6amj
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I am biased about the Top Forge as some years ago I was a volunteer here, trying to keep the gardens in order. It is such a fascinating piece of history, and once upon a time, Ken Hawley, who had an extensive collection of tools, worked here tirelessly. There is an exhibition of his collection in the Kelham Island Museum.... More 

1 Thank lizthesam
Norwich, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Only open Sundays and the guided visit takes nearly 2 hours brought to life by an excellent tour guide. If you are interested in the industrial revolution and local history this is a must. Also has a narrow gauge railway which was not working on our visit

1 Thank jonathant621

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