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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 236 7731
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Excellent and informative visit.

Each time we visit Sheffield we find another museum relating to the steel industry. Last time was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard O
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Excellent value and informative

This is a terrific tourist spot that is interesting and informative. Start with the overview and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 236 7731
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Reviewed yesterday

Each time we visit Sheffield we find another museum relating to the steel industry. Last time was Kelham Island and this time we were taken to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. The museum demonstrated all aspects of the industry. We were greeted by a very knowledgeable volunteer...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a terrific tourist spot that is interesting and informative. Start with the overview and short film about the different sections of the steelworks and the waterwheels. When reading the timeline from the start, you need to go into the next room (where the...More

Thank tm2450
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been here since a child but wanted to re-visit with my own children to show them the historical site. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet did not disappoint and it was interesting to see the workshops with original tools, the full dam and water wheel. We...More

Thank Mags C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this day out. The sign posting to the location wasn't as good as it could be, but it was easy enough to get to, the car park is small but when I went there wasn't many cars but the ticket prices were very...More

Thank Lucyj96
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We haven't been to Abbeydale for a few years (before the lottery grant was awarded) so we were delighted when we pulled up to find a shiny new building in the grounds which came from the lottery funding. We don't mind paying an entrance fee...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great to discover the industrial history of Sheffield, seeing how things were manufactured, seeing the Crucible workshop how they made crucibles, the counting house is amazing, seeing the old desk and ledger, amazing water wheels, loads to see, would think some things would be more...More

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The site has such an interesting collection of workshops with original tools and wheels with some unique features too. There's a video to set the scene as well as a time line and then you just make your way round. It is compact but also...More

1  Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A step back in time viewing how people worked and lived at the hamlet, forging scythes. Interesting to view the workers cottage and difference with the managers house An interesting place to visit. Very nice cafe selling hot and cold drinks, sandwiches,paninis etc. Sandwich we...More

Thank grannytookatrip
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It brought back memories of how things were in our home as a child. Also reminders of the forge at school. Yes we really did learn some stuff like that all those years ago. It makes for a good morning or afternoon out. There is...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a little gem in Sheffield and well worth a visit. It shows the style of accommodation and way the workers in a metal working foundry used to live and work. There is also a working water wheel and good descriptions of how the...More

Thank Tony L
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Ghada H
ticket for hm plz
26 March 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
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
harry s
Is there somwhere to eat you own picnic?
31 August 2016|
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Response from murdoch62 | Reviewed this property |
harry sorry not replied sooner not been on line, yea a few places to eat your own picnic
Is soup available at the café?
14 June 2015|
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Response from Sheffield Indus... S | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. The kitchen area at Abbeydale is very small and this prohibits us from providing soup, sorry.