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Shepherd Wheel

Whiteley Woods | Off Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7EP, England
+44 114 236 7731
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Lovely little gem

This really gives you an idea of how things used to be. Don't expect a full museum but you can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lorraine G
,
Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden gem...

... If you are interested in social history or local history this is worth a visit. Its a working... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Lucyea
,
Manchester
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
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“forge dam” (5 reviews)
“local history” (3 reviews)
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Whiteley Woods | Off Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7EP, England
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+44 114 236 7731
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This really gives you an idea of how things used to be. Don't expect a full museum but you can learn lots in 10 minutes. Helpful guide on hand to answer questions and keep the fire warm. Parking is a bit tricky but from the...More

Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

... If you are interested in social history or local history this is worth a visit. Its a working water wheel that powers grindstones. The best thing was the guides knowledge, he was great. There is a cafe but we didn't try it. Its also...More

Thank Lucyea
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a great place to visit (see my previous review), but it's a shame about the very restricted opening hours. I wish it was open more often.

Thank AliAl-Aswad
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing historic working knife grinding mill driven by a water wheel - fabulous! We often call in for a warm by the fire on a cold walk to forge dam.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I used to come here with my parents when i was a kid. Good to see that it it still going and being kept well for future generations to see how Sheffield made its name, and how people used to have to make a living...More

Thank Antony B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A small museum and interactive opportunities. Very interesting, set in a lovely woods with some nice strolling. Very interesting to see it up running, and... its FREE!

Thank edcookstour
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was really great. The best working water wheel and driven machinery I have every seen, and the two guides there on the day were fantastic. We went there as two adults while on a walk. Needs to be better advertised. Luckily Sheffield City Council...More

Thank rovingdoctor
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of a wonderful park is this gem, it's fascinating to go inside and see this wheel house being restored. Loved it :)

Thank David C
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Often walk my dog through through Porter wood and whiteley wood on my to the cafe at the top of the Woods for a cup of chocolate and always call in to the Shephers wheel (Porter Brook). Often there are people working the water powered...More

Thank Clive2650
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beautifully kept ancient waterwheel and grinding shed,step back in time,must have been a very hard life

Thank Boberts46
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