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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

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Superb glimpse of history & friendly people to help

Not a huge site but plenty to see. History of the site is set out (with cartoon and date-free kids... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Jenny H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Fascinating little industrial heritage museum

The Hamlet isn't a big deal, in some ways, as there's not a lot in terms of flash stuff there. But... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Sheffield, 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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Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW, England
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We were attracted by the prospect of 'Christmas at Abbydale', thinking that there might be special events, decorations etc., demonstrations etc., but what little there was in this respect appeared to be aimed at children. Nevertheless, Abbydale is an interesting glimpse into the processes involved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George K
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Not a huge site but plenty to see. History of the site is set out (with cartoon and date-free kids version below) alongside history of UK, with eye-opening commentary on big social changes. There are workers cottages to see, & workshops & tooling, including large...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The Hamlet isn't a big deal, in some ways, as there's not a lot in terms of flash stuff there. But it is a genuinely fascinating glimpse into the early industrial past of Sheffield. It's about an hour's worth, or a bit longer on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

A superb museum that captures the local history of Abbeydale perfectly , its very much as it was hundreds of years ago. A step back in time that tells the story of Scythe making on the site and local steelmaking. Its great that places like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CaptainCumbria
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic piece of history. Not from here originally but my partner is and hadn't visited before, so we visited as a family group and found it to be a very enlightening piece of Sheffield history

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joanne G
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Found it a very child/adult friendly museum. Was also very interesting. Was set out just as it was when it was a working factory. Staff very friendly. All round great experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We went for crafting Wednesday during the holidays and it was great. I'm really surprised it isn't heaving with people. Lots of things to look at and the water wheel was running much to my toddlers delight. My teenage nephew was also asked to join...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Loola776
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I live in Sheffield and have driven past the Industrial Hamlet but never been in before. It is a fascinating place that is well laid out with plenty of info and a good video at the start to set the scene. Makes you glad you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank C8516WVandys
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Interesting museum on Sheffield's industrial past. Made it easy to imagine what site would have been like 200 years ago before big steel works ibn the city were built. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rickysmiths
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Interesting glimpse into Sheffield history when visiting AIH.We had a wheel chair user in the group who unfortunately was unable to access all the exhibits ,this was explained before we purchased out tickets.Handy IPad was issued giving additional information to the exhibits.Ticket pries are more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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harry sorry not replied sooner not been on line, yea a few places to eat your own picnic