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

  • 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...]
  • 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...]

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