Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century.
Abbeydale Works was once a producer of agricultural tools and the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf. It is now a group of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
See the Manager's House and Worker's Cottage, waterwheels, workshops, tilt hammers, a grinding hull, steam engine and the last complete surviving crucible steel furnance in the UK!
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet has been restored and transformed following a 3 year £1million Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project completed in 2016.
Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust (SIMT) aims to make your visit as enjoyable and inclusive as possible.
The Trust operates three sites: Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel. Our displays and facilities enable everyone to enjoy and learn about Sheffield’s industrial heritage.
Balancing the needs of people who have a range of disabilities with the conservation of the old industrial buildings is a challenge and although we cannot provide access for every visitor to every part of all our sites, we feel confident that there are opportunities for everyone.
As well as improving physical access to the museums, we aim to provide thoughtful inclusive information and interpretation to enhance the experience for everyone, this includes: .
No disabled parking for the guests with wheelchair and its very difficult for them. Staff were not helpful that much to the disabled peoples even after knowing we require help. No disabled facilities i found over the museum as mentioned on their website. Trust who runs the museum should take some action to make it disabled friendly. Really disappointed during my visit.