Our new fully accessible Learning Centre, Waterwheels Cafe and Museum Shop.
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 workers' houses, waterwheels, workshops, tilt hammers, a grinding hull and the last complete crucible steel furnace surviving in the UK!
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet has recently been awarded £1million Heritage Lottery Funding for restoration of the site from April 2013.
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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 ...