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Shepherd Wheel

Whiteley Woods | Off Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7EP, England
+44 114 236 7731
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Nicely restored water wheel

Only open at weekends and some holidays it is best to check. It is run by volunteers who are... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Jon b
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
A moment of history

Been visiting this place my whole life, really informative capture of a long past era. It's not a... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Chris C
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Whiteley Woods | Off Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7EP, England
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"kelham island museum"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Only open at weekends and some holidays it is best to check. It is run by volunteers who are enthusiastic and friendly and happy to share their knowledge. It is a fair few minutes walk from the main road but the path is wide and...More

Thank Jon b
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Been visiting this place my whole life, really informative capture of a long past era. It's not a massive place but it's worth stopping by if you are walking by.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Great p!ace to visit, very historical. Situated in very pretty Whiteley woods with scenic walks. There was guide inside who was very friendly and informative. Admission is free but donations very welcome and much appreciated. Well worth as visit!

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This really gives you an idea of how things used to be. Don't expect a full museum but you can learn lots in 10 minutes. Helpful guide on hand to answer questions and keep the fire warm. Parking is a bit tricky but from the...More

Thank Lorraine G
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

... If you are interested in social history or local history this is worth a visit. Its a working water wheel that powers grindstones. The best thing was the guides knowledge, he was great. There is a cafe but we didn't try it. Its also...More

Thank Lucyea
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a great place to visit (see my previous review), but it's a shame about the very restricted opening hours. I wish it was open more often.

Thank AliAl-Aswad
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing historic working knife grinding mill driven by a water wheel - fabulous! We often call in for a warm by the fire on a cold walk to forge dam.

1  Thank die g
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I used to come here with my parents when i was a kid. Good to see that it it still going and being kept well for future generations to see how Sheffield made its name, and how people used to have to make a living...More

Thank Antony B
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

A small museum and interactive opportunities. Very interesting, set in a lovely woods with some nice strolling. Very interesting to see it up running, and... its FREE!

Thank edcookstour
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was really great. The best working water wheel and driven machinery I have every seen, and the two guides there on the day were fantastic. We went there as two adults while on a walk. Needs to be better advertised. Luckily Sheffield City Council...More

Thank rovingdoctor
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