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: Potteries Bus Running Day

    May 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. AVLR: Teddy Bears Outing

    May 25 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Extended Mine Tour – June

    June 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. AVLR: Swords to Ploughshares

    June 29 @ 11:30 am - June 30 @ 4:00 pm
  5. AVLR: Heroes & Heroines

    July 13 @ 11:30 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm

Latest News

  • 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...]
  • Museum Heating Project

    Museum Heating Project

    We’ve recently completed one of our biggest self-funded projects; Heating in the museum along with Solar Panels. During the year and especially summer the Solar …[More...]