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Easter Fun at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

This Easter Sunday take part in our crafty Hamlet Easter Egg trail!

Hidden around the Hamlet will be egg-citing Easter Eggs made by members of the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet community.

There will be textile eggs, glass eggs, turned wood eggs, gingerbread eggs and knitted eggs to name a few!

It's your job to find them all and unscramble the word they are trying to spell.

There will be an Easter treat for all children taking part and a chance to enter our prize draw to win a cuddly Easter Bunny and Easter Egg.

The Easter Egg Trail is suitable for children of all ages and is a free activity as part of normal admission.

Adults £4 | Concessions £3 | Accompanied children U16 free. Open 11am - 4.45pm



Kelham Island Museum Wheels Trail

Sunday 13 April - Sunday 6 July

Where would we be without wheels? 

Ever since their invention, wheels have helped us travel further and faster and they're part of almost every machine we use.
To celebrate the Grand Depart from Yorkshire and the wheels of Le Tour - pick up our Wheels Trail and discover some of the wheels that have helped to make Sheffield the Steel City.

Don't miss the finest Sheffield-Made vehicles in the Charlesworth Transport Gallery, from the Sheffield Simplex car and motorcycles, to the iconic Penny Farthing and a Boneshaker bicycle made byJohn Crowley of Kelham Island. 

Yorkshire Festival 2014

Suitable for 7 - 11 year olds. Pick up your free Wheels Trail as part of normal museum admission.

The Melting Shop Play Area is open!


Our exciting three year £1 million Heritage Lottery Fund project to restore the Hamlet is underway with a new multi-media gallery and Learning Centre with museum shop and cafe opening Sunday 6 April 2014.

NEW Learning Centre, Cafe and Museum Shop

Make your first stop at the Hamlet our new fully accessible Learning Centre, a meeting place for both visitors and groups.

With our cafe serving hot and cold drinks and light refreshments, it's also a place to relax and admire the heritage site and see the craftspeople at work in our new onsite workshops.

All About Abbeydale

Experience Abbeydale as never before. Our new gallery, 'All About Abbeydale', reveals the story behind the works, it's people and their working lives through film and a multi-sensory timeline to help explore the site around you.

Catch a glimpse of everyday life at home and at work in our newly displayed houses and workshops or get hands on with history in 'The Works'.

Restoration Work

Follow the repair of the machinery and the waterwheels as our restoration work continues all year round.

What's On

There's more for everyone to enjoy together as a family or friend of the Hamlet!

Easter Sunday | 20 April - Family Easter Egg Trail Fun

Open Day | Sat 10 & Sun 11 May - Traditional Crafts and Skills showcase

Find more events


For information on all community activties or volunteering at the Hamlet please contact abbeydaleworks@simt.co.uk 0114 236 77310114 236 7731 | 07914 69719007914 697190

Opening and Admission

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is now open all year round.

Opening times and Admission prices


The Big Melt

To celebrate the new release of the BFI DVD of THE BIG MELT, a film on Sheffield's steelworks and Britain's industrial past with a soundtrack by Jarvis Cocker, we are asking you to post your best 'Sheffield Steel' pictures on our social media pages.

@KelhamIsland and facebook.com/KelhamIslandMuseum

We have one copy of the DVD to give away to the sender of our favourite picture - courtesy of British Film Institute.

Simply post your picture on our facebook or twitter page using #TBMComp or email it to us at events@simt.co.uk

To help inspire you - see an extract from the film here

Competition closes : Thursday 10th April 2014.

Nomal SIMT terms and conditions apply. The winner will be notified by email on how to claim their prize.


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