Culture, arts & entertainment: things to do in Chesterfield


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Estimated cost £4 (adult) Estimated duration 2-3 hours Distance away About 7 miles away
Before steam there was water power, and the industries of Yorkshire relied on it. Step back in time to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, on Abbeydale Road South in Sheffield, with tilt hammers, a steel furnace and historic houses - and, as it's Wednesday, you'll be able to see the site's historic waterwheel in full flow.
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