After visiting the Christmas Market in downtown Sheffield on a cold and rainy day, we drove to this historical site to spend several enjoyable hours. We had a nice lunch in the coffee shop with sandwiches and coffee served by friendly people, and then went to tour the Hamlet. This was just up our alley as the steel industry has been prominent in our home area, and this showed us the parallel development in England. The buildings have been lovingly preserved, the signs explain the significance of the artifacts on display, and even in the rain, it was a delightful and informative stop (except for the little boy who kept poking my wife with his umbrella until his father finally stopped him). It was nice to be able to take a leisurely tour where docents would check to see if we had questions sporadically, but left us alone to tour at our own pace the rest of the time. The fact that this location includes the business office, the housing for workers and the manager, and the various shops makes this a complete educational experience. We are so glad we included this in our itinerary.
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