Covid-19 Virus

Our Café is now open with indoor and outdoor seating and the museum has resumed normal opening (i.e. Saturday and Sunday)

Mine Tours will resume on 24th July

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...

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  • Ben’s Visit to the Surface Gallery

    Ben’s Visit to the Surface Gallery

    Yesterday we welcomed Ben with his grandparents, as the first wheelchair user in our surface mine display based on a training gallery formerly used at …[More...]
  • Mine Tours Return

    Mine Tours Return

    The news we’ve all been waiting for… we’re finally able to restart the underground mine tours! We’ve consulted with the powers that be and have …[More...]
  • Opening the New Surface Gallery

    Opening the New Surface Gallery

    On Sunday we held the official opening of our New Surface Gallery. This is a recreation of a section of a coal mine above ground …[More...]