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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - guided tours


From furnace to field, find out about the scythe-making process at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.

About this event

Guided tour of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and explore the unique eighteenth-century industrial works with knowledgeable guidance.

You’ll learn about the process that was used on site for making scythes, which were then used on farms all over the world. Visit the dam, tilt forge, grinding hull, blacksmith’s forge, blacking shop, counting house and the last complete surviving crucible steel furnace in the UK.

The tour will be taking place following government guidance on Covid-19 measures.

Spaces are limited so booking is advised.