Discovery Week finishes this week-end with a Science Boffin in the Learning Centre on Saturday 22nd August from 10.30am.
There's a Model Tram and Railway Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday in the Exhibition Hall and Workshop Gallery, which will include Karolina Falls, an On30 layout with passenger and logging trains passing the falls. The layout features a real waterfall cascading into the ravine below.
Another high light is the Leyburn Avenue - Norbreck a small section of the 'Tramroad' portraying a heritage tram service.
We are sorry to advise our visitors that the horse tram will not be running on Tuesday 18th August 2015 due to the handler having an injury. We wish Peter a speedy recovery and will up-date you when we have further news regarding whether the horse will be here for Thursday 20th August 2015.
A group of children from Chernobyl and their host families visited Crich Tramway Village week commencing 10th August.
They had never been on trams before and were thrilled to get the opportunity.
They presented staff members with gifts and a song from their country.
The children made the most of all the facilities. including taking the Woodland Walk, where there were various activities taking place from storytelling and clay modelling to willow weaving and meeting Woodies Wings (owls and parrots).
The London Transport Museum Battle Bus, which is currently at Crich as part of the Great War event for this week and the coming weekend, is a true veteran, having been one of the London buses which went to war in 1914. As was appropriate, it was driven up the hill to Crich Stand to pay its respects at the memorial to the soldiers of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment who gave their lives in the First World War.
Great value Afternoon Teas are available in the Poulson Room, above the Red Lion this week-end. Book to avoid disappointment.
Full Afternoon Teas to be served in
The Poulson Room
on Saturday 18th July and Sunday 19th July from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
Battle Bus Arrives!
From the Somme to the Derwent Valley! The Battle Bus has arrived at Crich. B2723 was built in January 1914 and entered service on London General Omnibus Company route 9, between Barnes and Liverpool Street, but was soon commandeered by the War Office and sent to war as a troop carrier. It has been restored to wartime condition, by the London Transport Museum, to commemorate the 1000 plus vehicles of the type that gave sterling service in the First World War.
London Transport Museum’s 1st World War Battle Bus heads for Crich.
On Wednesday 15th July the London Transport Museum's Battle Bus was loaded on to road transport for this iconic vehicle to commence its long journey north to join in the Great War event at The National Tramway Museum, Crich
The Battle Bus is seen here ready to depart London Transport’s Museum Store at Acton.
Photo courtesy: Mike Crabtree