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 28
  2. AVLR: Steam Centenary Weekend

    October 8 - October 9
  3. AVLR: Halloween Spooky Specials

    October 29 - October 30
  4. AVLR: Santa Special (First Weekend)

    December 10 - December 11
  5. AVLR: Santa Special (Second Weekend)

    December 17 - December 18

Latest News

  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

    Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

    We found out today that we’ve been awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, which is awarded to places that have a high average score …[More...]
  • A visit from the BBC

    A visit from the BBC

    Recently we had a great time working with a Team from BBC Research and Development and Rewind who recorded some 360o footage at the Heritage Centre.  Even …[More...]
  • Donation from Compass Minerals UK

    Donation from Compass Minerals UK

    A big thanks to Compass Minerals UK who run the Winsford Salt Mines for their donation of a cheque and Easter eggs yesterday.[More...]

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