This two day event aims to bring to life the elegance and atmosphere of Edwardian Britain in the period 1901 - 1919.
Crich Tramway Village is winding back the clock to the early 1900s during its Edwardian Weekend on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July, a time when the suffragette movement was in full swing, First World War soldiers patrolled the streets and horse drawn trams were a regular spectacle.
The Edwardian Weekend offers visitors the opportunity to ride on our horse drawn tram (Sunday only). We have adapted one of our Learning Sessions ‘The Edwardian Tramway’ for all the family which takes an interactive look at life at an Edwardian Tramway brought to life by costumes and using archive photographs.
The Time Tarts will put on various period displays such as Suffragists meeting, A dramatised presentation on the sinking of the Titanic, The Siege of Sidney street (an anarchist terrorists, bomb plots on Churchill). Also a demonstration and talk about uniform and equipment for soldiers in the run up to WW1.
There will timed talks where the Time Tarts will talk about the Ladies fashion of the time and ‘Derby at War’ and ‘Derbyshire Yeomanry go to War’ by Dr Mike Galer.
Another highlight of the event will be a major Titanic Exhibition containing artefacts like those from RMS Titanic, Olympic and other models and important relics.
On Saturday there will be a display of Edwardian phonographs and Gramophones playing period songs. Talks will be given during the day on the history of recorded sound.
This year we are offering visitors a chance to re-enact the eve of sailing Titanic Dinner. The meal will take place in the evening of Saturday 12th July and will include a tram ride, 3 course meal. We do encourage guest to attire Edwardian dress to create an authentic atmosphere. Pre-drinks will be in the Red Lion pub at 6pm and the meal from 6:30pm Pre-booking is essential. Bookings close Friday 4th July.
Please send your menu choices along with a cheque for £20 made payable to Tramway Museum Society to Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP or alternately include with your re-enactor or vehicle booking form.
Event may be subject to change without notice.