Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is an Eighteenth Century Industrial Museum in Sheffield. It is a working museum which means that many of the features that were around back then are still in use and can be observed by visitors. They are able to show the process of making blister steel from iron and coke. Alongside demonstrations of certain features, the dedicated team who run the museum know what they are talking about; giving interesting and informative talks about the machinery and the objects they have on display, as well as the museum itself. There is also a Works Gallery which has information and activity trails for children, allowing them to learn and have fun at the same time. One of the most exciting aspects of the museum is the Living History Tours which really bring the past to life with actors, costumes and a backstory that is based on the facts of the Eighteenth Century. They hold about four per year: the dates and descriptions can be found on their website. The museum isn’t difficult to get to with the help of frequent bus links, and the nearest train station is Dore which is half a mile along Abbeydale Road South, where Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is located. It is a great choice if you want to go on a family day out, as there is enough exciting machinery that curious children will be fascinated by what they do and how powerful they are. If you do decide to make it a family trip, why not go for something to eat afterwards? There are many restaurants near to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and we’ve made it as easy as possible with a list of them within a 15 mile radius. There is Kito’s Italian which has warming food and a welcoming atmosphere and is a popular choice. Other restaurants close to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet include Everest Restaurant and Portofino, but if these aren’t quite what you’re looking for then our list should give you some ideas.