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Apedale Heritage Centre

Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
+44 1782 565050
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basic of basic

Very hollow and atmosphere not cosy it is a very echo place with a moderate menu. It could be made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Great Afternoon with the Grandchildren,

This is an excellent little gem of a museum. I heve not been on the mine tour as yet as it is on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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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” (19 reviews)
“oatcakes” (14 reviews)
“coal mine” (10 reviews)
Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
+44 1782 565050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very hollow and atmosphere not cosy it is a very echo place with a moderate menu. It could be made a lot nicer but for eating on nice day would be on the outside of building. This as the nice place to have a light...More

1  Thank bosgeoff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent little gem of a museum. I heve not been on the mine tour as yet as it is on at the weekends. If you are interested in the industrial past of the area, this is a must. It was a working...More

1  Thank binjibaji
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant afternoon walking and enjoying the sunshine. Nice place to go and relax. Plenty of nice walks through the countryside and Heritage Centre has enough to look aropund.

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

3 of us had a very interesting tour of the mine today. Dave, an ex miner, made the mine come alive as he explained how the coal was won, we were all so fascinated and asked so many questions that we made him late for...More

Thank Lindylou129
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went on the mine tour with Charlie as our guide and found it very interesting. The mine is as close to a working example as can be (disused since 1998) and it is a unique experience to be guided by someone who has first...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Set at the bottom of the apedale valley with various walks around the valley ( take a walk to the old pit wheel and you can see for miles in all directions). The centre itself is run by volunteers who are always friendly and helpful....More

Thank Geoff O
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

There are plenty of walks to the top of Apedale. You can park hallway up on a separate carpark. The tea shop is cheap and the food is nice. You may see a adder or two. There is a pond that has frogs in it....More

Thank DTWinfield1
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Visited for the first time and found it to be very good with very nice museum staff and it is all for free unless you go on the underground tour which is £7 adult and £5 senior citizen , you walj down a drift and...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I'd never even heard of this place despite living not too far from it. My father and I were looking after my two nephews and he suggested going here and visiting the mine. I'm not an expert on such things, but I think it is...More

Thank apophisguard
Apedale, Trustee at Apedale Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for the great review. We do hope to stage another Roman event but the reenactors are very much in demand. I'm sure that we will be able to have an event in the future.

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and probably volunteers made me welcome. Sorted out watching my pooch whilst I popped the loo and got a drink and an ice cream. Invaluable when you a woman on your own. Thanks

Thank Maddy0108
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16 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