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In the top 10!

We have just noticed that we have snuck into the top 10 things to do in Staffordshire on TripAdvisor! That puts us in the company of some of the big tourist attractions in the area. Only another thirteen and a half thousand reviews needed to have a chance of knocking Alton Towers of the #1 […]

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February Half Term

Next week is half-term, it soon comes around.  Our mining team will be running mine tours on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd, just the thing if you are looking for a day out.

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Santa Train News

Santa Trains are running as scheduled today. Please drive carefully.

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Power off 6th Dec

Our power will be off on Wednesday 6th December due to maintenance by the power company.  We will be open but while the power is off there will obviously be no hot food or hot drinks.  We also wont be able to open the museum without lighting.

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Summer Mine Tours

Through August we are offering mine tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The museum will be open too, and the café is open everyday.

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Closed on 26th-27th July

We will be having some work done on our main electricity supply on the 26th and 27th July, and so will be closed for those two days. Apologies for any inconvenience while we carry out this vital maintenance.

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Next Extended Tours

Our next extended tours will be held on the 25th March and the 29th April.  Visit our Delve Deeper! page for more information.

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Extended Tours

Some exciting news.. On February 18th we will be running extended mine tours to parts of the mine not previously open to the public.  This a bit more of a demanding tour so we have a lower age limit on 14 and you need to be reasonably fit, some parts are a bit steep.  Leave […]

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Trip to Caphouse Colliery

Volunteers from Apedale recently visited The National Coal Mining museum at Caphouse Colliery at the invitation of Ian Wibberley, who as well as being involved at Caphouse. is one of our trustees. We were given a tour of the underground workings including a lot of areas that aren’t part of the standard tour. We entered […]

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New Café Flooring – closed Nov 14th to 18th

We are planning to renew the flooring in the Heritage Centre during November as the existing vinyl floor has pretty much reached the end of it’s life.  Its been down for 15 years or so and is showing serious signs of wear and tear, particularly in the loos.  While it’s not exactly an exciting thing to […]

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