The water wheel at the Shepherd Wheel Workshop. The water wheel at the Shepherd Wheel Workshop.

Shepherd Wheel Workshop

See Sheffield’s knife grinding history brought to life at Shepherd Wheel Workshop.

This unique Grade II listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument is situated in the heart of the picturesque Porter Valley, just a 10 minute walk from Endcliffe Park.

Dating back to the 1500s, it was one of many small water-powered grinding workshops along Sheffield's rivers. The workshop played an instrumental role in the city’s cutlery industry right up until the 1930s and is the earliest complete example of its kind.

Experience the working waterwheel and machinery in action, see the tools of the trade and hear stories about the grinders who worked here over the centuries.

Shepherd Wheel Workshop is operated with the generous support of the Friends of the Porter Valley.

Opening Times

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11:00 - 15:00



Accessibility Information

You can find accessibility information for the Shepherd Wheel Workshop here.