Wheels in motion for some special industrial events

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust's Abbeydale Dam
Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust's Abbeydale Dam

Get in a spin and discover the worlds behind the wheels with Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust.

The trust’s attractions have put on a selection of special events over the spring bank holiday – many of which have a ‘wheely’ good theme.

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust's Shepherd Wheel

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust's Shepherd Wheel

At Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, there will be celebrations for Sheffield Environment Week from Sunday to next Thursday, including a chance to learn how the River Sheaf shaped the Hamlet’s habitat.

You can also get involved with the Hamlet’s Victorian Garden and Wild Seeds project to help create a wildflower meadow.

Engineers will be at the Abbeydale Road South attraction to answer questions about the restoration of the waterwheels as part of the ongoing Heritage Lottery Funded Project.

In addition, families can pick up a trail to explore the environment around the Hamlet with Mouse and Tyzack the Elephant.

Over at Kelham Island Museum, there is a Wheels Trail which visitors aged seven to 11 can follow until Sunday, July 6.

The trail celebrates the Grand Départ of the Tour de France from Yorkshire – which arrives in Sheffield on July 6 – and gives visitors the chance to discover some of the wheels that have helped to make Sheffield the Steel City.

The Melting Shop Children’s Play Area at the museum will also be open throughout the holidays, where youngsters will love being melted, poured, rolled and hammered into a steel object from their imagination.

The Trust’s Shepherd Wheel Workshop, in Whitely Woods off Hangingwater Road, will be open all Bank Holiday weekend.

* See Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust or call 0114 2722106 for days and times.