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“Great place and friendly staff”

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Ranked #17 of 180 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 1 November 2017 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 a little treasure.

Thank Lorraine G
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

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 consists of several buildings, all look as though they have just been vacated and the doors shut. Everything appears genuine and original and I'm sure it is. A very interesting insight into times gone by. The visitors centre is modern and has a cafe and shop and clean toilets. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank 2010mustang
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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 women painted and wrapped them. There are always volunteer guides on hand to tell you more. The first stop is a very helpful introduction to the site and to steelmaking, with a short video that brings it to life.

1  Thank PatronEpsom_Surrey
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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 back in time aftwr getting off the bus from the city centre.

At first I was hesitant to borrow the ipad that the receptionist offered to me but I am glad that I did because there was a lot of extra information on it that wasn't included on any of the boards around the hamlet, so I would definitely recommend this if you are given the option.

1  Thank Bethy24601
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Reviewed 27 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
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