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Apedale Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Interesting collection of local /industry now lost . Fantastic free walks Plus Plain honest food

This heritage site needs our support After a long walk round Apedale what could be better than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

Well worth a visit. Trip "down the mine" with ex miners. Very knowledgeable. Free museum with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
karen j
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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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...more
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Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
+44 1782 565050
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All reviews country park oatcakes light railway coal mine well worth a visit steam train run by volunteers train ride pleasant afternoon local history local area little gem lovely walk stoke on trent museum is free friendly staff a real treat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been before very interesting place lovely setting for walking. Nice tea rooms to enjoy afterwads.

Thank auntieanne2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This heritage site needs our support After a long walk round Apedale what could be better than oatcakes and a cuppa?

Thank havenhunters
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Trip "down the mine" with ex miners. Very knowledgeable. Free museum with local artefacts very interesting. Cafe offers simple but enjoyable meals too

Thank karen j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent insight into the workings of a real mine. The tour guides ex miner's themselves are excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Global57692967049
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the coal mine tour. Our tour guide was an ex-miner whose breadth and depth of knowledge was truly inspiring. He brought history alive and we could experience what it must have been like to be a coal miner in those days. The tour...More

Thank Elisabeth A
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I have just been on the extended underground mining tour and i must say it was amazing It is a proper mine and you get to go very deep underground and see coal and how it was dug .The guides were ex miners and were...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Apedale today and can highly recommend this hidden gem of industrial heritage. Very helpful and friendly staff and the tour guide for the visit down the mine was very informative and enthusiastic.

Thank u400666
Reviewed 9 September 2018 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 28 August 2018

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 27 August 2018 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
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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