Now that the AVLR Santa Specials are over and we’ve all more or less recovered, our thoughts turn to Turkey, Christmas pud and terrible jokes from crackers. We’ll be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, but will be open as usual on the other days. So mine tours and the museum will be available on 27th December, 2nd January and 3rd January and the café is open on the other days.
We’ve held prices for mine tours for quite a while now, but from 2016 we will be increasing them slightly to cover our rising costs. An adult ticket for mine tours is now £7 and for children and senior citizens it will be £5. However, we will be introducing a family ticket of £20 covering two adults and two children, and the museum remains free to enter. It’s never good news when prices go up but we still think that a visit to Apedale is still good value for money. Also bear in mind that we are a volunteer run non-profit and no-one is drawing a wage. All of the money raised goes back into running and developing the heritage centre.
Group and school/education visits will have small increase to £85 for 2016. For group visits this covers up to 20 people and for school/education visits this covers 40 pupils (teachers, assistant, carers etc arn’t counted towards the total). For each person beyond this number there is an additional charge of £2.50.
We hope that all of our customers, friends and volunteers have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year.