image for Industrial Heritage item typeAbbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Industrial Heritage

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Contact

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

0114 272 2106

Address

Abbeydale Road South,
Sheffield,
S3 8RY

Details

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a beautiful setting for a day out. As well as the fascinating buildings and features of the site, there are activites and facilties to add to the enjooyment of your visit.

Originally called Abbeydale Works it was one of the larget water powered sites on the River Sheaf. The main products of the works were agricultural scythes, but other edge tools were made too, such as grass hooks and hay knives.

At the Hamlet, you can see waterwheels, tilt hammer, a grinding hull and the only intact crucible steel furnace surviving in the world today.

The site is a Grade 1 Listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The site has a cafe and gift shop.

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshments

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for visually impaired

Abbeydale is a working site and therefore has rough and uneven surfaces, and many areas are only accessible by steps. The works gallery contains information about the whole site and has level access.

Opening details

The Hamlet is open all year round for pre-booked school and group visits.

Prices

Adults £4 | Concessions £3 | Accompanied children under 16 FREE

Directions

See location of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 351882  Lat: 53.38946 Long: -1.47368

By Road:
Follow the A621 signposted towards Bakewell. Continue for approximately 4 miles. The hamlet is on the left after the Beauchief Hotel.

By Public Transport:
Take bus no 17 (Totley) from the city centre. the bus stops outside the attraction.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Abbeydale is a working site and therefore has rough and uneven surfaces, and many areas are only accessible by steps. The works gallery contains information about the whole site and has level access.