Category Archives: Café


We are now able to offer Wi-Fi access in the Cafe are for customers. Using it is easy, just connect to the “ApedaleGuest” network and use the access key shown behind the counter. So no annoying signing up to anything.  The system is setup to be as secure as we can make it, so you […]

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This weekend the lobby fairy will be visiting our café (I was reminded of this by our ever alert museum manager), so if you are walking in the park it’s a great way to warm up. We’ve used local produce so it really is a taste  of North Staffordshire!. The railway will be running their […]

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Café gets top rating

Congratulation to the Heritage Centre Café team on achieving a Food Hygiene Rating of 5! A lot of hard work has gone into improving things in the café kitchen to get this which covers the record keeping side as well as the obvious things.

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The Heat is On!

Our heating system is finally up and running, a little later than we’d hoped but better late than never.  Since it’s still a little nippy out we certainly felt the benefit today!  The system heats the café area, and uses a ground source heat pump, installed by local company Retherm. Ground source heat pumps extract […]

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Easter Raffle Winners

The results of our Easter raffle are:- Ticket 746 wins the 1st prize, the Large Chocolate Egg and Ticket 661 wins 2nd prize, the cake in the shape of a miner!

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Easter Raffle 2014

Last chance to enter our Easter raffle in our Café, which will be drawn on Sunday.  The first prize is a big Thornton chocolate Egg and the second prize is a fantastic looking cake in the shape of a miner baked by the wife of one of our mine volunteers.

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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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