Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a collection of buildings, associated machinery and objects relating to the manufacture of edge tools, particularly scythes. The buildings and machinery include a crucible shop, water powered tilt hammers, grinding hull, boring shop and blacking shop as well as a worker's cottage and a site manager's house.
The object collection at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet consists of two main areas, those of edge tools and those of domestic furnishing items on display. The collection of edge tools consists of scythes, sickles and saws - some finished and some partly made. Other material includes items of furniture, textiles, ceramics, cutlery and other social history items. These are displayed in the cottage, house and counting house. There are also a number of plans and photographs of the site.