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
A few bits of news to catch up with. Firstly the group of travellers that were parked at the entrance to the county park have moved on. We know that this put some people off visiting us, so if you had been planning a visit do come on down! On… [More...]
A new addition to the museum is this scale model of a back yard, complete with outdoor loo and outhouse. It was built by our very own museum volunteer, Albert Winkle, and the attention to detail is impressive. Each brick and tile has been hand made, and it’s packed with… [More...]
It’s half term again and what better place spend a day out than Apedale! We’re open all week as usual, and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the museum will be open and mine tours will be running, so it doesn’t matter if the weather turns out to be a bit… [More...]
We’d like to give a big welcome to Café Life, who are running the Heritage Centre café for a couple of weekdays every week. Café Life is an organisation that offers work experience to adults with learning difficulties, working to commercial standards. As well as helping us to staff the… [More...]
Here’s absolute proof that we haven’t lost our marbles down at Apedale – they’ve been sited in our “The Way We Played” exhibition cabinet in the museum! We’ve had a display entitled “The Way We Lived” for a while and thought something based around children’s toys and games would complement… [More...]