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: Swords to Ploughshares

    June 29 @ 11:30 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Extended Mine Tour – July

    July 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. AVLR: Heroes & Heroines

    July 13 @ 11:30 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Extended Mine Tour – August

    August 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. AVLR: Leafers at t’pit

    August 24 @ 10:30 am - August 25 @ 4:00 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...]