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
For the second week of Easter we’ll be opening the museum and running mine tours on Easter Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Check back here to see if we can do any later in the week! Also Genesis will be demonstrating his smithing skills in the Forge on Easter Monday. The… [More...]
The results of our Easter raffle are:- Ticket 746 wins the 1st prize, the Large Chocolate Egg and Ticket 661 wins 2nd prize, the cake in the shape of a miner! [More...]
Last chance to enter our Easter raffle in our Café, which will be drawn on Sunday. The first prize is a big Thornton chocolate Egg and the second prize is a fantastic looking cake in the shape of a miner baked by the wife of one of our mine volunteers. [More...]
We’re happy to announce that the Loomer Road gates should be open from tomorrow, Wednesday 16th, as the travellers camp has moved on. So it’s all system go for the Easter Weekend! [More...]
As well as steam trains and the Easter egg hunt, run by the AVLR and our usual mine tours and museum, we’ll be joined on site by Genesis Rowley. Genesis will be demonstrating his blacksmithing skills in our forge and will be generally hitting lumps of hot metal with hammers.… [More...]