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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is located just off the A621 on Abbeydale Road South, follow the signs to Bakewell from the city centre. There is free visitor parking for up to 30 vehicles and 2 accessible parking spaces. There is reasonably priced parking at Millhouses park 5 minutes walk away. Alternatively on the wider sections of Abbeydale Road South parking is available. We politely request that visitors do not park on Sherwood Glen (opposite the Hamlet) as this can result in obstructions for emergency services.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is an industrial museum in the south of the city. The museum forms part of a former steel-working site on the River Sheaf, with a history going back to at least the 13th century. It consists of a number of dwellings and workshops that were formerly the Abbeydale Work, a scythe-making plant that was in operation until the 1930, and is a remarkably complete example of a 19th century works. The works are atypical in that much of the production process was completed on the same site (in a similar manner to a modern factory). The site is a scheduled ancient monument, the works are Grade I listed and the workers' cottages, counting house, and manager's house are Grade II listed.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Road South
Part Accessible. Assistance Dogs only. Free admission for accompanying carers.