Covid-19 Virus

We are now open every day, however Covid-19 measures are still in place.  Underground tours are still not possible, we will be offering free Surface Tours in the meantime on Sundays. The Café will now be offering a full menu with social distanced  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: Santa Specials – First Weekend

    December 12 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 13 2020 @ 4:30 pm
  2. AVLR: Santa Specials – Second Weekend

    December 19 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 20 2020 @ 4:30 pm
  3. AVLR: Mince Pie Specials

    December 27 2020 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 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...]