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Discover the lost industrial heritage of the Apedale Valley and the history of the surrounding area when you visit this unique attraction. We are located in North Staffordshire’s Apedale Community Country Park in an area that was once an industrial powerhouse.

The Heritage Centre was founded in 2001 on the site of Apedale Colliery, which had closed a few years earlier in 1998. We are entirely run by volunteers and our main funding comes from our café, mine tours and donations.

Our café is open every day so even if you are just passing you can drop in for a cuppa or to try some North Staffordshire Oatcakes, a speciality of the Potteries. At the Weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays you can take a guided tour of an authentic drift mine and look around our museum. The Apedale Valley Light Railway is located right next to us and operates from Spring to Autumn.