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Next Extended Tours

Our next extended tours will be held on the 25th March and the 29th April.  Visit our Delve Deeper! page for more information.

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Winter Half Term 2017

It’s nearly half-term again and we’re going to be able to run mine tours on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd February. The museum will be open as well, so its just the thing thing to keep the little cherubs occupied! The extended tour that we are running on the 18th is now fully […]

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Extended Tours

Some exciting news.. On February 18th we will be running extended mine tours to parts of the mine not previously open to the public.  This a bit more of a demanding tour so we have a lower age limit on 14 and you need to be reasonably fit, some parts are a bit steep.  Leave […]

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We are now able to offer Wi-Fi access in the Cafe are for customers. Using it is easy, just connect to the “ApedaleGuest” network and use the access key shown behind the counter. So no annoying signing up to anything.  The system is setup to be as secure as we can make it, so you […]

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Minnie Pit Rememberance 2017

We’ll be attending the annual Minnie Pit Remembrance Event this Sunday (8th) with our museum stand, and we’ll be sure to bring along some interesting artefacts. This year is the 99th Anniversary of the disaster. For more information… http://www.halmerendmethodists.org.uk/news/minnie-pit-disaster-remembrance-sunday.html  

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New Year 2016

Happy New year everyone! 2016 has had its ups and downs, but on the whole it’s been a successful year down at Apedale.  We’ve made a whole host of improvements over the year to the museum, café and mine, one of the biggest being our new café floor.  We’ve supported a couple of theatre productions […]

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Christmas Opening 2016

Christmas Opening 2016:   Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December – 10:30am to 3pm Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December – Closed Boxing Day, Monday 26th December – Closed Tuesday 27th December – Normal Hours PLUS MINE TOURS 28th-30th December – Normal Hours New Years Eve, Saturday 31st December – 10:30am to 3pm New Years Day Closed. […]

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Trip to Caphouse Colliery

Volunteers from Apedale recently visited The National Coal Mining museum at Caphouse Colliery at the invitation of Ian Wibberley, who as well as being involved at Caphouse. is one of our trustees. We were given a tour of the underground workings including a lot of areas that aren’t part of the standard tour. We entered […]

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Santa, Dales Dash and Travellers

A little news round up – firstly the traveler camp that arrived on Sunday and cause the Loomer Road Entrance to be closed yesterday is gone, and the park is open as usual today.  Thanks to Staffs Police for taking quick action as it could have impacted on upcoming events. This coming Sunday (4th) sees […]

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Visit by Horton St Michael’s First School Leek

After a recent visit to Apedale, the children of Horton St Michael’s First School in Leek have produced a newsletter about their day out.  They have kindly given us permission to share it here.  As well as a mine and museum tour, Genesis the blacksmith was on hand to demonstrate his skills. You can view […]

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