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Apedale Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Walking the dog

Been meaning to take the dog here for ages. Finally went there today. Was going to give only 4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue H
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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Apedale Walk

Took my local Brownies for an adventure walk around Apedale. The evening was finished off with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie B
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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“country park”(23 reviews)
“oatcakes”(16 reviews)
“light railway”(11 reviews)
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...more
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Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
+44 1782 565050
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All reviewscountry parkoatcakeslight railwaycoal minewell worth a visitsteam trainrun by volunteerstrain ridepleasant afternoonlocal historygreat place to visitlocal arealittle gemlovely walkstoke on trentmuseum is freefriendly staff
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been meaning to take the dog here for ages. Finally went there today. Was going to give only 4 stars because the visitor centre was closed but then realised went to the wrong entrance. Very dog welcoming to the responsible owner. The dog loved it....More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an interesting of all the pits of Staffordshire with history. Not only coal the Roman history also is very interesting in knowing they were in the area. It takes you down memory lane with genuine old-fashioned kitchen with a tin Bath and rag...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my local Brownies for an adventure walk around Apedale. The evening was finished off with chips and a drink at the cafe. Excellent service and clean facilities.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for the allied Light Railway but found the museum excellent. Tells the story of the local extractive industries - coal and clay - very well. Lots to look at and one of the best collections of bricks I have ever seen!

Thank codsallStourbridgeUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the mine tour with a 7 year old, 8 year old and 11 year old. It was really interesting and the kids loved it. Great value for money and would definitely go again.

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are friendly and the prices are affordable. The decor could be more enticing and unique though.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We went down the coal mine, we were shown by an old employee of the mine, we went down and he describe life as it was 1890 to when it closed. It’s cold it’s dark it a living museum, went with a 10 and 12...More

Thank Adam E
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here after a walk across Silverdale Country Park and over to Apedale. Went to cafe for lunch and food was nice. Went and had a look around the museum. Will go back at some point and do the mine tour. Well worth a visit....More

Thank sjs246
Reviewed 16 July 2018

What a fantastic location for this World War one vision of steam trains , diesal trains and people in various costume of the era , horses pulling gun carriage and different army uniforms thanks to everyone for their hard work ib presenting this masterpiece of...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We spent this morning at the “Tracks and Trenches” event at the Apedale Heritage Centre. It was superb. Hats off to all involved, both the volunteers who run the railway and the First World War re-enactment societies. It seemed like such an innocuous place to...More

Thank neddyb1
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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.
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