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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 236 7731
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Step back in time

Friendly enthusiatic staff. A special treat was to talk to the man who was grinding the swords for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jenny B
Phenomenal - like a first-hand view of the Industrial Revolution

Best Industrial-age working factory I have ever seen. Must be at least 90% complete. Everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawrence J
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 236 7731
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly enthusiatic staff. A special treat was to talk to the man who was grinding the swords for use at special occasions

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Industrial-age working factory I have ever seen. Must be at least 90% complete. Everything from power generation to raw materials to machinery to work in progress to the finished goods is there, to be seen. Absolutely fantastic. If you like steel and coal and...More

Thank Lawrence J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the entrance fee if you are interested in how things used to be, back in the day. Lots to see and well laid out. Would be a shame to see it fall further in to disrepair. Crying out for more funding to preserve...More

Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were going to visit the area, had a look at what there was to see and came across this factory museum. Decided to visit and were very pleasantly surprised. Only £4 for adults, great value and for a very good cause. The factory...More

Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This lovely museum is housed in the original buildings. You can visit workers' cottages, the water wheel (it turns on a Wednesday), workshops where steel was produced in a crucible furnace and the areas where men produced and sharpened knives and scythes - and where...More

1  Thank PatronEpsom_Surrey
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a whim on a Monday morning. Thoroughly enjoyed it! The staff were welcoming and friendly, and the volunteers were very knowledgable. I learnt a lot of things I hadn't really thought about before, and enjoyed the peaceful location. Felt literally like I stepped...More

Thank Bethy24601
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The hamlet is delightful, a real insight to our industrial past. The staff and volunteers were friendly and knowledgable. We had a really enjoyable visit and thoroughly recommend that you visit and see for yourselves.

Thank _jetbrain
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Another gem for Sheffield. This was a lovely place of great historical significance to visit and tells a very fascinating story. It was laid out in a very chronicle order and a very well sign posted way. The information boards were the right amount of...More

1  Thank TorontoToStart
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I caught the bus to Abbeydale while visiting Sheffield and was so glad I did. If you are a history buff you'll enjoy this immensely. This is basically a factory for making edged tools which closed at the turn of last century. It is largely...More

4  Thank markjackson100
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our day around abbeydale hamlet. Got a bite to eat in the cafe, nice basic food on offer. Weather a little drizzly but didn't spoil our day, impressive water wheel. Enough to keep us occupied for the day but not too much that we...More

1  Thank johnjtwist
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Ghada H
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
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
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.