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

  • Minnie Pit Rememberance 2017

    Minnie Pit Rememberance 2017

    We’ll be attending the annual Minnie Pit Remembrance Event this Sunday (8th) with our museum stand, and we’ll be sure to bring along some interesting …[More...]
  • New Year 2016

    New Year 2016

    Happy New year everyone! 2016 has had its ups and downs, but on the whole it’s been a successful year down at Apedale.  We’ve made …[More...]
  • Christmas Opening 2016

    Christmas Opening 2016

    Christmas Opening 2016:   Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December – 10:30am to 3pm Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December – Closed Boxing Day, Monday 26th December …[More...]

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