Open Daily 10:30am to 4pm
Mine & Museum Open
Sat/Sun/B.Hols Only

Mine Tours
Children/OAPs £4, Adults £6
Free Entry to Museum
01782 565050

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

  1. AVLR: Teddy Bear’s Spring Outing

    May 2 - May 4
  2. AVLR: Railway Gala 2015

    May 16 - May 17
  3. AVLR: Steam Service

    May 24 - May 25
  4. AVLR: Steam Service

    June 13 - June 14
  5. AVLR: Father’s Day

    June 21

Latest News

  • The Apedale Valley Light Railway Annual Gala is on 16th and 17th May this year and advanced tickets are now available on www.avlr.org.uk. Adults tickets are £6 and children £3, with a £15 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children).  There is also a £15 “Access-all-areas” ticket for the serious enthusiasts photographers.  Advanced …[More...]
  • Apedale Valley Light Railway’s Easter Fun

    Apedale Valley Light Railway’s Easter Fun

    The Apedale Valley Light Railway​ starts it’s 2015 season this weekend with three whole days of Steam, featuring the Kerr Stuart 3014 “Joffre” (pictured).  There will be Easter fun on the railway with the Great Easter Egg Hunt.[More...]
  • New Folk Music Project – Never Take A Daisy Down The Mine

    New Folk Music Project – Never Take A Daisy Down The Mine

    We recently learned of a music project by American Folk Musician, Alex Caton, focusing on mining songs and poems. In Alex’s own words - “The project started five years ago after a visit to England and a family group tour down the mine at Apedale Heritage Centre in North Staffordshire, …[More...]
  • Half Term Winter 2015

    Half Term Winter 2015

    We’ve barely digested the last of the Christmas pudding and another half term is upon us!  A lot of attractions close for the winter, so it can be hard to find something to keep the kids and grand-kids from driving you up the wall occupied, but we’re open all year at …[More...]
  • Events 2015

    Events 2015

    We’ve just updated our website with all of the Railway events for 2015, other events will be added as they are announced.  If you are running any events in the Apedale Country Park or in the surrounding communities, do let us know and we will pop them on our website. …[More...]

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