Apedale Heritage Centre, Chesterton

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  • August 16, 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 m...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    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...  more »
  • August 10, 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...  more »
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  • An excellent place to visit, well worth a trip down the coal mine and on the Apedale Valley Light Railway.
  • Very friendly staff interesting area with a fun little railway attached.
  • Great place for a substantial day out. The free museum is good and provides an excellent look at mining (and sadly the cost in human lives). There's the drift mine tour for an interesting, hands-on look at mining (Takes about 1 hour, wear hiking shoes because it's a little muddy & wet, and bring a sweater - it's cool, even on a hot summer's day!). Cafe, narrow-gauge railway, and acres of trails in the country park to explore.
  • Excellent mine tour. Cant remember the guides name but he was excellent and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Has made me want to visit other mines to learn more about the industry.
  • Great walks and views,nice cafe and free heritage centre, and a mine tour and train ride if you have time!

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