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Apedale Heritage Centre

Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
+44 1782 565050
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Tracks to trenches

What a fantastic location for this World War one vision of steam trains , diesal trains and people... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Geoff B
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic day out!

We spent this morning at the “Tracks and Trenches” event at the Apedale Heritage Centre. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
neddyb1
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Northwich, 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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Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 7LB, England
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"train ride"
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"local history"
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"little gem"
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"pleasant afternoon"
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"lovely walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a unique insight for adults and children to see a part of our country's history that is slowly getting forgotten with the closure of the mines many years ago. Charlie took us down the mine, he worked in mines for 17 years and...More

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weve been going here gor years... Great place love it, love it, love it. Beautifull walks, wooded areas, great cafe, educational for children, my dogs always love a good run here. Just a perfect day :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful day out brilliant and informative underground tour explaining how everything worked Charlie answered many questions that were just thrown at him on our next visit I will be doing the extended tour , the surface museum held many informative items covering all...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I have been before and enjoy sitting outside at the cafe.This time when i went in the stink was vile ! like rancid oil - very unpleasant.Friendly staff and worth a visit.

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Apedale, Trustee at Apedale Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi, thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that you encountered an unpleasant smell, could you get in touch and let us know what day you visited so that we can get to the bottom of the issue. Thanks.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I have lived in the area for years but have only recently discovered this place. Wonderful cafe serving breakfasts (which i sneak from time to time whilst walking the dogs), oatcakes, cakes, sandwiches, drinks & more. Museum is also jam packed with so much to...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

spent a wonderful afternoon visiting the museum which was full of local history. My ex miner husband went underground on the mining tour, which he found very nostalgic. There is a café where you can sit in or out and serve food at very reasonable...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 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 2 May 2018 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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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
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
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