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: Classic Cars Day

    August 30
  2. AVLR: Steam Service

    August 31
  3. AVLR: Steam Service

    September 12 - September 13
  4. AVLR: Steam Service

    October 10 - October 11
  5. AVLR: Halloween Ghost Trains

    October 31 - November 1

Latest News

  • Oaks Colliery Disaster

    Oaks Colliery Disaster

    We’ve been asked to pass on this request for information and help… Does anyone have, or know of anyone who’s relatives were a victim of …[More...]
  • Book Launched Today

    Book Launched Today

    The Audley and District Family History Society held the launch of their new publication, Mark Casewell’s “Mining Deaths in North Staffordshire 1756-1995” at the centre …[More...]
  • Book to be launched at the Heritage Centre

    Book to be launched at the Heritage Centre

    A new index of ‘Mining Deaths in North Staffordshire 1756-1995’, compiled by Mark Casewell of the Audley and District Family History Society, will be launched …[More...]

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