Visit to Apedale Mine & Heritage Centre
Western Institute of Mining & Minerals Visit
Two evening tours of Apedale mine involving either the museum and public access to the underground mine or an extended full two hour tour of areas of the mine not open to the general public.
The tours of Apedale Mining & Heritage Centre in Chesterton will be kindly hosted by Les Mason, one of a team of volunteers who operate the centre.
There are two tours on offer:
1. A slight variation to the public tour, with one hour in the museum and one hour on their standard underground mine tour. The tour will be tailored more towards mining that their standard public tour. There is no limit to the number of people who can go on this tour.
2. An extended underground tour lasting the full two hours. This will explore areas of the mine that are not open to the general public. A group of mine explorers called Adit Now first undertook this tour in February 2017, and the photographs from their visit can be seen on their website. The maximum number of people on this tour is 10.
There are no specific requirements regarding PPE, however, those wishing to undertake the extended underground tour should consider wearing suitable clothes and footwear for wet and/or cold conditions.
If you would like to attend, please contact James Carter by the 31st July 2017.
Please include your name(s), organisation, which tour you would wish to attend along with if you intend to travel from Wardell Armstrong (Stoke-on-Trent office) or meet at the centre. Those who require transport or would like to offer lifts to others please also let us know.
Please note, for the underground extended mine tour, places will be allocated based on regular attendance and a first come first served policy.