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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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Good Luck Mine and Caphouse Colliery

Our mining team have been on a couple of field trips to see other mines.  It’s always great to get out and experience what other organisations are doing.  A few weeks ago the folks at Goodluck Mine near Matlock were kind enough to let us visit them, which we all thoroughly enjoyed.  Goodluck is a lead mine […]

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Woodsmith Mine Training at Apedale

This week we have hosted CFB Risk Management who have been training to support Sirius Minerals PLC in their Woodsmith Polyhalite Mine near Whitby. This is the largest mining project in Britain for a long time, production starts in 2021 and is expected to eventually peak at 20 million Tonnes per year. The polyhalite, once […]

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Newcastle in Bloom 2018

Congratulations to the Apedale Community Partnership on being awarded the Overall Winner Gold in the Community Gardens competition in Newcastle in Bloom 2018. The ACP is made up of a group of organisations at Apedale including Action Apedale and the Countryside Project and they are involved in gardening and crafts around the site. If you’ve […]

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5 out of 5

We’ve just been awarded a food hygiene rating of 5 by the food standards agency after we were inspected earlier this month. Well done to all of the cafe staff for really pulling out the stops to achieve this and keeping up our high standards.  We were given a 4 last time and since then […]

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New Surface Gallery

Our mining team have started erecting a training gallery that we got from Kellingley Colliery after it closed. Once it’s up and covered, it’ll be used as mining display on the surface which will be also be wheelchair accessible. Still a lot of work to do though.

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2018 Certificate of Excellence

We’ve earned the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! Thanks to everyone who left reviews. If you haven’t left one, please do – lets get working on 2019! Thanks also, to all the volunteers who have made peoples visits so enjoyable.

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