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Apedale Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Part of our history

I often walk in Apedale but had never visited the heritage centre before. Cafe provided welcome... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Trentham, United Kingdom
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Extended Mine Tour

I had visited the heritage centre before, and can strongly recommend it in terms of its extensive... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
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“oatcakes”(20 reviews)
“country park”(24 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 reviews oatcakes country park light railway coal mine mining museum well worth a visit steam train run by volunteers train ride pleasant afternoon local area great place to visit local history little gem an amazing experience museum is free lovely walk
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I often walk in Apedale but had never visited the heritage centre before. Cafe provided welcome refreshment and we then toured the museum. So much to see, we only touched the surface as we had small children with us. Walking around with them really brings...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Saraki
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I had visited the heritage centre before, and can strongly recommend it in terms of its extensive country walks, museum and excellent café. I had seen the mine tours advertised and was intrigued so booked on the extended mine tour. Wow, what an experience! We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Really worthwhile and eye opening tour. Dave was an excellent guide explaining everything clearly. I would strongly recommend this tour as it shows what mining was really like.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JVCLichfield
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

The mine tour really lets you feel what it was like being down a real coal min. Really recommended for anyone who wants to understand how tough life was working in the pits.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JohnChurchB
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Visiting Stoke-on-Trent from Cambridge for a weekend, we explored Tripadvisor to find something different and interesting to do and came across Apedale Heritage Centre. We arrived as it opened on Saturday morning and asked for the mine tour which cost £7 each. What excellent value...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Lovely place to go walking, take your dogs or go on your bike. Clean and surrounded by wildlife and greenery, its a place to take the kids for a summer picnic or winter walk.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank StaffsSimpson
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

This place is a gem. The museum is packed with interesting information and treasures. Spotlessly clean cafe with good basic menu. Lovely friendly and helpful people. We didn’t get time for the mine visit so shall go again

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J S
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Very informative underground tour, the guide was very knowledgeable. The museum is very good and again I he curator was very knowledgeable and was only too pleased to give us an explanation for every part of the he exhibition...

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 374stuarts
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

My partner has run the Dales Dash for the past couple of years. It starts at the heritage centre and passes through the country park. Always well organised with limited parking at the venue, many park along the road. As a spectator there is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RandRH
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent weekend with vintage rail trips for all the family, cavalry charges, many period exhibits, a WW1 double decker bus, a replica tank, many locos track moving equipment, WW1 trenches with guns firing, many model railways etc etc.

Date of experience: August 2018
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November 23, 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.
August 15, 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