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Happy New Year

We’d like to wish all of our visitors, volunteers and friends a happy and safe New Year. This year has been a very strange one, it started well enough, but we soon had to close due to the first lockdown. We opened again in July, albeit without being able to run mine tours, only to […]

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2nd Lockdown

Last night the government announced a second lockdown and so we must temporarily close once more from 5th November. Thanks to everyone who has supported the Heritage Centre through the summer, both our regular customers who came back, and the new faces that discovered us. When the first lockdown ended we opened with a limited […]

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Re-Opening

We’re pleased to announce that we are re-opening on the 4th July! As with other businesses there are changes to our normal operations. Initially we’ll be only be opening at weekends. The Cafe will only serving drinks and snacks, at least to begin with. We have looked at the available space from all angles and […]

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Coronavirus Annoucement

With today’s announcement from the Government that all cafés are to close, we have to announce that the Apedale Heritage Centre will be closed for the foreseeable future. In reality this has just brought our plans forwards a little, as the safety and well-being of our volunteers and customers is first and foremost. Thanks to […]

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Newcastle in Bloom 2019

Congratulations to the Apedale Community Partnership for their success in this year’s Newcastle in Bloom completion. Awards this year are; a certificate of achievement in the Food and Craft Show, Best Individual, Silver for Community Gardens and Best Community Group. They are part of the Apedale family and some of the produce that they grow […]

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Deputy’s Sticks in the shop

We’re trying out some thing new in our Shop – Deputy’s Sticks – to see how they go. £15 each. These are Yorkshire style sticks, the ones that were used around the Staffordshire area were thinner.

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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, kids with bears ride for free. And we’ll be running mine tours as usual.Tues 28th and Wed 29th – Mine ToursThurs 30th – unfortunately we will be closedFriday 31st – […]

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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 the pottery industry’s growth, from coal face to finished plate! For more information and booking details, head on over to Middleport Pottery’s Facebook or web page. https://www.middleportpottery.org/events/tours-heritage/   Image Source: […]

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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 of working underground. “Silverdale 1792-1914” is a history of the North Staffordshire mining village. As they say in the adverts -“While Stocks Last!”

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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 Panels will generate power to offset the cost of heating the museum on cold days. As well as making the museum more comfortable for visitors in cold weather it also […]

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