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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: Leafers at t’pit

    August 24 2019 @ 10:30 am - August 25 2019 @ 4:00 pm
  2. AVLR: Classic Cars and Steam Trains day

    August 25 2019 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Extended Mine Tour – September

    September 7 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. AVLR: 50th Anniversary Weekend

    September 21 2019 @ 11:30 am - September 22 2019 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Romans at Apedale

    September 28 2019 @ 10:30 am - September 29 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Latest News

  • Half Term

    Half Term

    The bank holiday and half term break is upon us, here’s whats on at Apedale…Monday 27th – Teddy Bears outing on the Apedale Valley Light Railway, …[More...]
  • Pits and Pots Tours

    Pits and Pots Tours

    We’re excited to be partnering with Middleport Pottery to offer the “Pits and Pots” tour. This is a whole day experience that highlights coal’s importance in firing …[More...]
  • New Books

    New Books

    Two of the more recent publications that we have on sale in our shop; “Pit Life” is a selection of articles recalling an ex-miners experiences …[More...]