Shepherd Wheel

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A water powered grinding wheel set on a picturesque stretch of the river Porter. The site dates back to 1584. There are two restored workshops containing all the tools of the trade for cutlery grinding.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Open Days - 10am to 4pm:
Sunday 31 March
Holiday Monday 1 April
Sunday 5 May
Sunday 2 June
Sunday 30 June
Sunday 21 July
Holiday Monday 26 August
Sunday 15 September (Heritage Open Day)
Open to Pre-Booked Groups All Year Round

Admission charges

Open Days - Free of Charge
Pre-Booked Groups - Minimum £10 Charge

Tools and equipment used in the cutlery industry.

Collection details

Industry, Science and Technology, Social History

Shepherd Wheel
Whiteley Woods
off Hangingwater Road
South Yorkshire
S7 2QW


website for Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust



Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

0114 2722106


Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

0114 2757847

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