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“Abbeydale Hamlet - a blast from the past”

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Ranked #21 of 163 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.
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Abbeydale Hamlet - a blast from the past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 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
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“Catch an open day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 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”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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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Sheffield
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“A Time Capsule of English Industrial History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

We live only two miles from here, and after years and years of seeing our industrial heritage broken up and built over across the UK, it is so heartening to see Sheffield still maintaining and improving the Hamlet year on year. A lovely little cafe, and thoroughly helpful and informative staff make this a 'must view'for anyone wanting an insight into the rigours of working class life at the turn of the century.
And best of all?
It's free to enter.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A visitor from Sydney Australia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

One of our industrial wonders of the world, and of course most interesting.
Its potential is not being exploited to show its best. Since my last visit in 1994 it has deteriorated and needs money and some ENTHUSIASM to bring the place ALIVE again.
It is Free entry but what good is that if they need to preserve one of the most unique heritage sites in the world!! Whoever is responsible for this site please transform it into the tourist attraction it deserves' Still, a 'MUST SEE' if you visit Sheffield.
Maurice B,

Visited October 2012
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