Our new fully accessible Learning Centre, Waterwheels Cafe and Museum Shop.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
In line with government restrictions, Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel Workshop remain closed for now.
We will reopen as soon as possible following national guidelines and will keep you updated of any changes through our website and social media channels. If you have any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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.
See a working waterwheel in action every Wednesday!
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Our new gallery tells the story behind the works, its people and their working lives.
Everyone can get hand-on with history at The Works!
Rediscover Abbeydale with so many exciting changes to explore ...