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.

 

What's on

Half Term Activity: Bodacious Butterflies & Marvellous Moths

Look at some of our taxidermied butterflies and moths and make your own dolly-peg moth or butterfly.

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!