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. Each Saturday there will be different activities to see or have a go at, from willow weaving to wood turning, peg doll making to blacksmithing.

Free, just drop in! 11am-3pm.

Sat 30 Jul

See a glass making display from Martin McAssey glass, meet blacksmith David Southgate in the forge, watch a model steam engine in action, and have a go at making a keyring with Studio Budgie Galore (£3pp).

Sat 6 Aug

See a demonstration of an Iron Age bloomery furnace, have a go at making peg dolls, watch willow weaving and woodworking in action, and don’t miss performances from Maltby Sword at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

Sat 13 Aug

Meet blacksmith Iain Jones in the corner forge, learn how to create a rag rug, and have a go at making your own lavender bags to take home.

Sat 20 Aug

Get hands on with gears, levers and pulleys, and meet spinners, weavers, woodcarvers and willow workers.


Image: Ian M Spooner