Apedale Heritage Centre
"Bringing Britain's Great Industries Back to Life"
Our 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
On Sunday we had a stand at the First World War Centenary Event at Tunstall Park, with a "pop-up" museum. The Apedale Valley Light Railway were there too, on the stand right next to us which worked well. We had a brilliant day, although the wind was a bit of… [More...]
In the words of Mr Cooper, "Schools out for summer", and this year we're going to have extended opening hours throughout the holidays. Our café will be open as usual and in addition to that the Museum and Mine Tours will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Of course… [More...]
There is a free training event on how to run an oral history project, this will take place at Apedale Heritage Centre on 11th August. This will be of interest to non-profit organisations and community groups who would like to develop oral history projects in this area. See the attached… [More...]
We're happy to announce that the traveller's have moved on, and so the Loomer Road entrance to the Country Park (and us!) is open again. This is in good time for the Apedale Valley Light Railway's Next event, "Steam and Industry Trains" on Saturday 12th July. In addition to the… [More...]
Unfortunately access via Loomer Road is once again blocked due to a Traveller camp situated on the Apedale Country Park access road. Understandably the Rangers service will be keeping the middle gate locked during this time which means that the car parks next to the Centre will not be reachable… [More...]