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.

 

What's on

Abbeydale Festival Forge In

See blacksmiths forge hot metal! Enjoy a showcase of traditional crafts and skills and watch the waterwheels in action as part of National Mills Weekend.

'Make Your Own Wednesdays' - Stick Monster

Make your own stick monster for Sheffield Environment Weeks!

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!

Contact us

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