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: Halloween Specials

    October 26 2019 @ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
  2. Extended Mine Tour – November

    November 2 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Extended Mine Tour – December

    December 7 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. AVLR: Santa Specials – First Weekend

    December 14 2019 @ 10:30 am - December 15 2019 @ 4:30 pm
  5. AVLR: Santa Specials – Second Weekend

    December 21 2019 @ 10:30 am - December 22 2019 @ 4:30 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...]