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Apedale Heritage Centre

Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
+44 1782 565050
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Wonderful Apedale Valley

On May Bank Holiday we decided to venture out on the roads to a place we had never been before... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doug A
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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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Wonderful on a wet Thursday

It's the things that I as a 70+ person remember from my childhood that set the memory bank... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
exsis
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Discover the lost industrial heritage of the Apedale Valley and the history of the surrounding area when you visit this unique attraction. We are located in the beautiful Apedale Community Country Park, North Staffordshire, in an area that was once an industrial powerhouse. At weekends and Bank Holidays we offer tours of an authentic drift mine. Mine tours run on the hour from 11am until the last tour at 3pm. Tours cost £6 for adults and £4 for children (over 5 only) and senior citizens. Group bookings may also be made for schools and organisations etc. Please enquire via our website or at our Reception Desk. Our museum is also open at weekends and Bank holidays, plus several week days. There you can learn about the industries and history of Apedale and the local area. There will usually be a guide on hand who will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. There are several quiz sheets for children of all ages to have fun discovering the artifacts and information in the museum. These are sited on a table in the Roman section and available free of charge. Entry to the museum is free, although we'd appreciate it if you dropped a donation in our red box! The cafe is open every day, so even if you are just passing, you can come in for a cuppa [and a warm!] or to try some North Staffordshire Oatcakes, a speciality of the Potteries. We look forward to seeing you and/or your family and friends soon!
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“country park” (22 reviews)
“oatcakes” (16 reviews)
“light railway” (10 reviews)
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Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
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"well worth a visit"
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"run by volunteers"
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"local area"
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"lovely walk"
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"great place to visit"
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"pleasant afternoon"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On May Bank Holiday we decided to venture out on the roads to a place we had never been before. Just an hour from home was Apedale Valley and having parked in the ample space decided to walk our Border Collie brothers Bob and Shep....More

Thank Doug A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's the things that I as a 70+ person remember from my childhood that set the memory bank going. Well laid out museum and a welcoming cafe. Thanks to all the volunteers who make it happen

Thank exsis
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 4 year old. She loved the museum. It’s free (donations apply) which was a bonus, but it’s worth a generous donation, it’s only small (not tiny) but there is so much local history and heritage to see and learn about. There is also...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took the family group of 10 (me, my wife, 2 daughters, 1 son in law and 5 grandchildren) to Apedale to travel on the light railway. We had a great time with the kids. We checked out the restaurant and stayed for lunch. 3...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I live locally and have recently been told about this place, went a long for look and was pleasantly surprised. Extensive museum with lots of interesting information and displays. I learnt a lot about the local area I have moved to and plan to go...More

1  Thank Emma_88140
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

An accidental find that I didn't know about. I was intending to just look around the museum with my mum but there were spaces on the mine tour. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide (Charles) was entertaining and knowledgeable. I would recommend it to...More

Thank Jane70Mc
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Apedale centre is in the country park, it is a number of different areas, local Roman museum with artefacts and maps of the local camp, mining museum about the local coal pits, ceramic museum also a footral mine experience. Next to it is the light...More

Thank 1971Ivan
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

My friend and our wives visited the cafe on a cold day for a hot drink and discovered a super place to have a cup of tea and an oatcake filled with bacon cheese etc . The ladies in the cafe were very welcoming and...More

Thank john e
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Sometimes you get lucky and just stumble into something really nice. Visiting friends in Newcastle-under-Lyme we all opted to go to Apedale for a walk to work off a good breakfast. Despite having lived in the potteries for 6 years some time ago as a...More

Thank Stephen_Lloyd
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

After a lovely walk and a good look around went for coffee and flapjacks in the cafe all good really enjoy will be going again soon

Thank freda g
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soapyjoe1
23 November 2017|
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Response from Apedale | Property representative |
Hi, No I’m afraid that we dont allow dogs in the museum, other than guide or other assistance dogs. Sorry.
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HP1976
15 August 2015|
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Response from Apedale | Property representative |
Hi, The café is open every day all year round. During these holidays the museum is usually open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we'd recommend calling ahead. Unfortunately, this year, we don't have the volunteer mine... More
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