Apedale Valley Light Railway

Steam locomotive "Stanhope"

The Trust currently operates the Apedale Valley Light Railway and is constructing a new museum to display its collection of industrial narrow gauge equipment.

Much of this has been gathered from various industries around the UK in the last 40 years, and in doing so we aim to educate and entertain both the general public and the railway enthusiast.

An important aspect is that it should be a working museum, not simply a collection of static exhibits.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Please consult the website for details.

Special event dates;

4th-6th April Easter Egg Hunt
2nd-4th May Teddy Bears Outing, kids with bears travel free
16th-17th May Railway Gala
21st June Father's Day, a treat for Dads and Grandads
8th-9th August Teddy Bears Outing, kids with bears travel free
30th August Classic Cars Day
31st October - 1st November Halloween Spooky Specials
7th-8th November Remembrance Day, Military Trains and Trench Visits
12th, 13th, 19th, 20th December Santa Specials

Admission charges

Fares for normal operating days are:
Adults £2.50
Children under 16 £1.50
Children under 5 travel free.

Special fares/admissions will be payable for Santa Specials and at some special events

Collection details

Land Transport, Industry

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Steam and armoured locos in action at Tracks to the Trenches!

Tracks to the Trenches - 2016

  • 13 — 15 May 2016

The highly acclaimed “Tracks to the Trenches - 2014” First World War centenary event is set to be developed and repeated in May 2016 and may 2018 at the Apedale Valley Light Railway in North Staffordshire (UK).

More details are being posted on the event website (http://www.ww1-event.org), which will be regularly updated over the coming year.

2016 – a 3 day event from 13-15th May. This will be a very similar format to the 2014 event (TTTT 1); advance photo-charters, evening photo-shoots during the event, access all areas passes, Schools/Group visit packages, WW1 vehicles, WW1 railways, train rides, plus much more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Apedale Valley Light Railway
Loomer Road,
Chesterton
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 7LB
England

Getting there

See http://www.ww1-event.org for the travel directions.

Services and facilities

Admission

TBC

Website

http://www.ww1-event.org

Apedale Valley Light Railway
Apedale Country Park
Loomer Road
Chesterton
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 7LB
England

Website

www.avlr.org.uk

E-mail

info@mrt.org.uk

Telephone

0845 094 1953

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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