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: Easter Egg Hunt

    April 4 - April 6
  2. AVLR: Steam Service

    April 11 - April 12
  3. AVLR: Teddy Bear’s Spring Outing

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

    May 16 - May 17
  5. AVLR: Steam Service

    May 24 - May 25

Latest News

  • 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. ┬áIf 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...]
  • Minnie Pit Remembrance Weekend

    Minnie Pit Remembrance Weekend

    This weekend there will be a series of events at Halmerend Methodist Chapel to remember the men who died in the Minnie Pit Disaster on 12th January 1918. We’ll be there ourselves on the Sunday 11th January with a display of Mining artefacts including items related to the Minnie Pit, …[More...]
  • Santa Special Pics 2014

    Santa Special Pics 2014

    Pictures from this years Santa Special are now up on our website, just click here to find them![More...]
  • Mistletoe Magic

    Mistletoe Magic

    This Saturday…. Mistletoe Magic at the Countryside workshop, Apedale Country Park (Opposite the Apedale Heritage Centre). Make your own Chrismas decorations using natural materials from the country park. Saturday 6th December from 10am to 3pm. Also crafts stall from Action Apedale, and we’ll be open for mine tours, museum and …[More...]
  • Country Park gates are now open again

    Country Park gates are now open again

    We’re pleased to say that the travelers camped at the end of Loomer Road have moved on and so the Country Park gates are open and the car parks by the Heritage Centre are accessible again. So it business as usual![More...]

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