During the operating season at Crich Tramway Village we are committed to providing a minimum of three trams in operation each day. All our tram crews and operating staff, plus our guides, are volunteers. With many of those volunteers travelling significant distances to be involved, and also having work, education and family commitments, it can be challenging!
We often get asked what happens when we close to the public through the winter.
The answer is - plenty!
Our staff and volunteers are busy restoring, cleaning, classifying, painting, clearing, stocking and generally preparing for the new season when we re-open on 19th March 2016 - just before Easter.
Richard Stead, Coachbuilder (above) is busy working on trams in various states of repair.
Thinking of something different for Christmas presents?
Why not give the gift of the Ultimate Tram Driving Experience at Crich Tramway Village?
The recipient will master the art of tram driving for the day with expert tuition and leave with a new skill and some great memories.
For further details visit our website: http://www.tramway.co.uk/special-days/ultimate-tram-driving-experience
Archive items on display proved to be of great interest to visitors to the Tramway Museum Society 60th Anniversary event on 7th November 2015.
Recently returned to the National Tramway Museum at Crich is the Municipal Tramways Association chain and pendant (shown above). Each lozenge on the chain is inscribed with the name of the President for each year.
Chaceley Humpidge was the Tramway Museum Society's first president from 1958 until 1972, when he passed away.
He was President for the Municipal Tramways Association from 1964 - 1965.
A fantastic day at our Tramway Museum Society 60th Anniversary private event today. We welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress of Amber Valley, Councillor and Mrs Ainsworth, and the Chair of Crich Parish Council, Mrs Margaret Lane and Mr David Lane
The Big Draw is the world's biggest drawing festival with thousands of enjoyable drawing activities, which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other.
The Big Draw is for anyone who loves to draw, no matter how competent they believe they are.
The 2014 Big Draw involved twenty-six countries, with 414,000 people attending over 1800 events by 1000+ organisers.
The official opening of the Lead Smelter (also known as the Lead condenser) took place on Thursday 22nd October 2015.
It was thought that nothing remained of the lead mining industry on the Museum site, said to be the most productive in the county, other than one shaft and an adjacent adit that are inaccessible to the Museum’s visitors.
We are delighted to announce that Rik Makarem, actor from Emmerdale who plays Nikhil Sharma, will not only be gracing our screens again this month, but will also be visiting Crich Tramway Village Starlight Spectacular Event on Saturday 31st October 2015.
Rik will be on hand to judge the Pumpkin Competition, meet the public and sign autographs.
Make sure you don't miss this very popular actor from Derbyshire!
For anyone wanting to drive one of our vintage trams this is their chance!
The dates for the “Ultimate Tram Driving Experience” for 2016 are now on our website.
There are only 2 candidates for each full-day course and places are allocated on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis. So, if you’re looking for that different Christmas present for someone, this is a unique opportunity.