Apedale Heritage Centre

"Bringing Britain's Great Industries Back to Life"

Queens Award for Voluntary ServiceOur team of enthusiastic volunteers aim to preserve and record the history and industries of the Apedale Valley and the surrounding communities. Based at the site of a former coal mine, we offer authentic underground tours, complemented by our museum and café. The Apedale Valley Railway operates at the same site, adding to a great family visit. More info...

Events at Apedale

  1. AVLR: Easter Egg Hunt

    April 15 - April 17
  2. AVLR: Stanhope Steam Gala

    May 13 - May 14
  3. AVLR: Teddy Bear’s Outing

    June 10 - June 11
  4. AVLR: Teddy Bear’s Outing

    August 12 - August 13
  5. AVLR: Classic Cars and Steam Day

    August 27

Latest News

  • Next Extended Tours

    Next Extended Tours

    Our next extended tours will be held on the 25th March and the 29th April.  Visit our Delve Deeper! page for more information.[More...]
  • Winter Half Term 2017

    Winter Half Term 2017

    It’s nearly half-term again and we’re going to be able to run mine tours on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd February. The museum …[More...]
  • Extended Tours

    Extended Tours

    Some exciting news.. On February 18th we will be running extended mine tours to parts of the mine not previously open to the public.  This …[More...]

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