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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 236 7731
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An amazing time capsule of Sheffield history and culture

We spent a wonderful couple of hours here soaking up the history. Everything is so well-preserved... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Wendy T
OK even on a winter day

Having been let down by somewhere else that should have been open on at least a day of school hols... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Sheffield, South Yorks.
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
+44 114 236 7731
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We spent a wonderful couple of hours here soaking up the history. Everything is so well-preserved and explained by self-guided tour that you can really imagine what it was like here in this tiny place that was one of the places at the heart of...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Having been let down by somewhere else that should have been open on at least a day of school hols. but wasn't, we decided to try 'Abbeydale'. Our grand-daughter really enjoyed it - especially having the info. on I-Pad. I should imagine that in better...More

Thank YorkshirePud_7
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Been meaning to visit The Abbeydale for years and finally got round to doing it, we were disappointed we had left it so long. Great to see the workshops and machinery as it was when it was in full production. Great to talk to the...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

my partner and i made a visit here while in Sheffield. it gives you a chance to get a glimpse of life at home and work dating back to the 18th century. abbeydale works was once a producer of agricultural tools and the largest water...More

Thank enncle
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very compact original buildings capturing the early production of tool steel and the manufacture of scythes for export across the world - Classic Sheffield industrial heritage showing the leading manufacture of specialist steel product that the city is famed for. Although dogs aren't allowed in...More

Thank Ralph_A_161
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This place gives you a chance to see and experience what life was like for workers at the time of the industrial revolution. The buildings have been left for you to walk around and explore, as they were when production was in full force. An...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Hamlet is a return to Sheffield's industrial past. On open days they start the water wheels and put on Victorian costumes. There is a cafe but no alcohol due the Quacker connection. If you like steam and smoke you will love this place.

Thank nick w
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you have an interest in local history or the industrial revolution then you will love this place. Its very differant to other industrial museums, Kelham Island for example, there are no glass cases or displays. You wander around the site and from room to...More

Thank Chadboffin
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was a parent helping on the Dore Primary School trip. To say Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is only down the road from where we live I’d not realised what a lovely place it is. The 2 Florence Nightingales who did the educational trip were brilliant,...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A brilliant location for school trips and a real interesting look into the lives of Victorian people and some valuable local history! Can highly recommend! Staff are fantastic and really bring it to life!

Thank CEDerbyshire
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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?
13 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.