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 spot!
A big thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to review us on either TripAdvisor, Facebook, Google or anywhere else.
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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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Merry Christmas

We’d like to wish all of our customers, volunteers, members and friends a very Merry Christmas. We’re closing for a couple of days by will be open again on the 27th.
Its been a successful year for us with many school visits, a mining gala and the introduction of our new extended tours. The Extended tours have proved popular and we’ve had great feedback on them (there’s still space on the 6th Jan by the way!)

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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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New Ironworks display

We have a brand new display all about the Apedale Iron Works, courtesy of Tomas Starkey and Bobby Tasker of Madley High School. It was done as part of their Bronze level Duke of Edinburgh award and we think that they’ve done a fantastic job. The display has been very well researched and presented, covering the history of iron working in Apedale, the process and how it fits in to the big picture. We all hope that you enjoy the latest addition to the museum.

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Summer Mine Tours

Apedale Heritage Centre 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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2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We’ve won a 2017 certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor. A big thanks to everyone who’s reviewed us, maybe we can make the hat-trick in 2018!

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Mining Gala and the Co-op

A bit of a dual announcement today – firstly we are now one of the causes being supported by the Co-op’s Local Community Fund.
The second part is that the specific project being funded is the 2017 Mining Gala! Yes, the mining gala returns, with music, exhibitors and much more.
Co-op members can help by selecting us as their nominated cause on the membership page. https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/11187. 1% of what is spent on co-op goods is donated, if no cause is selected it gets split between all the causes.
If you aren’t a member it’s easy to join for just £1 and as well as the 1% that goes to causes you get 5% rewards on co-op goods and services.
More information of the gala can be found here :- https://www.apedale.co.uk/gala/

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