Monthly Archives: February 2014

A minor convenience

A new addition to the museum is this scale model of a back yard, complete with outdoor loo and outhouse.  It was built by our very own museum volunteer, Albert Winkle, and the attention to detail is impressive.  Each brick and tile has been hand made, and it’s packed with nice little touches like the […]

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Half Term

It’s half term again and what better place spend a day out than Apedale!  We’re open all week as usual, and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the museum will be open and mine tours will be running, so it doesn’t matter if the weather turns out to be a bit iffy.

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Café Life

We’d like to give a big welcome to Café Life, who are running the Heritage Centre café for a couple of weekdays every week.  Café Life is an organisation that offers work experience to adults with learning difficulties, working to commercial standards.  As well as helping us to staff the centre, we hope that this […]

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The Way We Played

Here’s absolute proof that we haven’t lost our marbles down at Apedale – they’ve been sited in our “The Way We Played” exhibition cabinet in the museum! We’ve had a display entitled “The Way We Lived” for a while and thought something based around children’s toys and games would complement it quite nicely. There have […]

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Exciting Excavations!

Strange earthworks have appeared behind the Heritage Centre, could it be the worst case of gophers ever, an alien landing site or maybe a recreation of the Somme for the Tracks to Trenches event? Actually its none of the above, its 600m of trenches for our new ground source heating system that is due to […]

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