Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

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 furnace in the UK!

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet has been restored and transformed following a 3 year £1million Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project completed in 2016.


**Joni, the new neighbourhood cafe at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet opens on Thursday 18 August and will be open seven days a week 9am-5pm**

What's on

Summer at Abbeydale

Don’t miss the selection of free, drop-in demonstrations and pop-up exhibits during your summer visit to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.

Art at Abbeydale

Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet for an afternoon of sketching and painting ‘en plein air’.

Learning Centre

Our fully accessible Learning Centre. Our new café is coming soon!

All About Abbeydale

Our new gallery tells the story behind the works, its people and their working lives.

The Works!

Everyone can get hand-on with history at The Works!