Category Archives: Museum

School Holiday Opening 2014

In the words of  Mr Cooper, “Schools out for summer”, and this year we’re going to have extended opening hours throughout the holidays.  Our café will be open as usual and in addition to that the Museum and Mine Tours will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Of course we’ll still be open at […]

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Bears and Cars

This bank holiday weekend, the Railway is running a Teddy Bears Outing event.  Kids can go free as long as they bring along a teddy bear (other similar stuffed toys are OK too!).  Adults are welcome to bring along their Teddys too although I’m afraid that doesn’t qualify them for the offer!  In the museum […]

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Loco Swap

A while ago the railway chaps asked if they could swap out the Motor Rail loco that’s been part of their display in the museum for many a good year, as they wanted to use it as part of the tracks to trenches event this year (http://www.wdlr.org.uk/). The little petrol engined loco was built for […]

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Easter Opening Part 2

For the second week of Easter we’ll be opening the museum and running mine tours on Easter Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Check back here to see if we can do any later in the week! Also Genesis will be demonstrating his smithing skills in the Forge on Easter Monday. The railway will be running on […]

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New Brick and Tile Article

Our very own Barons of Brick and Titans of Tile, Gordon and Ken, have put together an article for our website about their favourite subject. You can read it here…

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A Dip into the Archives

One from our archives. We recently uncovered a set of slides in the stores which turned out to have pictures of local colliery locomotives. This is Dilhorne No.3, one of Holditch Colliery’s three steam locomotives. It’s a standard Austerity 0−6−0 saddle tank made by W. G. Bagnall, No. 2787 of 1945. This is a design […]

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A minor convenience

A new addition to the museum is this scale model of a back yard, complete with outdoor loo and outhouse.  It was built by our very own museum volunteer, Albert Winkle, and the attention to detail is impressive.  Each brick and tile has been hand made, and it’s packed with nice little touches like the […]

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Half Term

It’s half term again and what better place spend a day out than Apedale!  We’re open all week as usual, and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the museum will be open and mine tours will be running, so it doesn’t matter if the weather turns out to be a bit iffy.

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The Way We Played

Here’s absolute proof that we haven’t lost our marbles down at Apedale – they’ve been sited in our “The Way We Played” exhibition cabinet in the museum! We’ve had a display entitled “The Way We Lived” for a while and thought something based around children’s toys and games would complement it quite nicely. There have […]

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The News at Ted

Due to the popular Apedale Valley Light Railway Teddy Bears Outing this weekend, Apedale Heritage Centre had a good turnout of teddy bears and other assorted toy animals. Some of them even brought along their owners! It’s time now to round up the ten Apedale teddy bears that had escaped into the museum. Fortunately we […]

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