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: Teddy Bear’s Summer Outing

    August 8 - August 9
  2. Book Launch – Index of Mining Deaths…

    August 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. AVLR: Classic Cars Day

    August 30
  4. AVLR: Steam Service

    August 31
  5. AVLR: Steam Service

    September 12 - September 13

Latest News

  • 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...]
  • Website update

    Website update

    If you are a regular visitor to this website you may have noticed a few changes.  We’ve just updated it to match our shiny new logo, with improvements …[More...]
  • AVLR Gala Pictures

    AVLR Gala Pictures

    We hope everyone who visited during the Gala had a great time, we certainly did!  No time to catch our breath because we have a …[More...]

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