Covid-19 Virus

We plan to open on 4th July, when the restrictions on Cafés and museums are lifted.  We wont be able to operate as normal however.  Underground tours will not be possible, we will be offering free Surface Tours in the meantime. The Café will be serving drinks and snacks only to take out with no internal seating.

For further information click here.

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: Teddy Bears Outing

    August 8 2020 @ 11:30 am - August 9 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  2. AVLR: Classic Cars and Steam Trains day

    August 30 2020 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
  3. AVLR: Farewell Joffre

    September 12 2020 @ 11:30 am - September 13 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  4. AVLR: Diesel Event

    October 3 2020 @ 11:30 am - October 4 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  5. AVLR: Halloween Specials

    October 31 2020 @ 11:30 am - November 1 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Latest News

  • Re-Opening


    We’re pleased to announce that we are re-opening on the 4th July! As with other businesses there are changes to our normal operations. Initially we’ll …[More...]
  • Coronavirus Annoucement

    Coronavirus Annoucement

    With today’s announcement from the Government that all cafés are to close, we have to announce that the Apedale Heritage Centre will be closed for …[More...]
  • Newcastle in Bloom 2019

    Newcastle in Bloom 2019

    Congratulations to the Apedale Community Partnership for their success in this year’s Newcastle in Bloom completion. Awards this year are; a certificate of achievement in …[More...]