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“Interesting bit of history, but shouldn't take more than an hour.”

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Ranked #21 of 167 things to do in Sheffield
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Owner description: 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.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Interesting bit of history, but shouldn't take more than an hour.”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

If you want some place for a quick but of history I recommend the industrial hamlet, if you are going on your own and not having the guided tour it isn't an awful lot to see, the managers house was interesting but the rest is basically some old buildings.It is good for a little detour and they have a little cafe as well.

Visited June 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A great place to spend an hour (or two)”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Having lived in Sheffield for a few years, this was on my "to do" list. It is a very basic "museum"; a snapshot of industrial life in the 19th Century, but it is a fascinating visit if you have any interest in the manual way things were done 150 years ago.
Looking at the ingenuity of Victorian engineering as well as the sheer graft of the manual workers who used it truly makes you stop and think. Have a look at the Tilt Hammer then wonder what it sounded like at full bore.
This is a charming place to visit, especially on a sunny day since there is a bit of walking between exhibits; not far, but wet in the rain! Interesting to see the Master's Cottage with the books and ledgers. Rather basic compared with some places (but I like that) although it has a shop, a cafe and lavatories, so there is not much else to wish for.

Visited October 2012
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Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Abbeydale Hamlet - a blast from the past”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

A great museum with lots to do and see. It's just like going back in time to the good old days! It's easy to get to and has exhibitions from time to time.

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York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
102 attraction reviews
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“Catch an open day”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

A very nicely preserved mill and associated buildings. They have great open days when the site is brought to life with volunteers playing various roles and introducing you to the sites. There is lot to see and a cafe and small shop as well. Occasionally they have traction engines visiting as well for that extra bit of steam!

Visited August 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Trip back in time”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

A lot of the skills here are'nt that old. but machines have taken the skills away. Well worth a visit on an open day. small cafe with outdoor area. use your mind as you wander the buildings. Don't be afraid to get a little dusty.

Visited December 2012
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