Blog Posts from October 2015

Take Part in The Big Draw at Crich Tramway Village

Take Part in The Big Draw at Crich Tramway Village  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...

Lead Smelter Official Opening

Lead Smelter Official Opening  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...

Crich Tramway Village Wins Excellence Award

Crich Tramway Village Wins Excellence Award  Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mills was the venue for the Derbyshire Heritage Awards on Friday 9th October, when 90 guests attended the 9th Derbyshire Heritage Awards. The Awards are run by the Derbyshire Museums and Heritage Forum and celebrate all the wonderful...

Actor Rik Makarem to Visit Crich Tramway Village

Actor Rik Makarem to Visit Crich Tramway Village  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...

Drive a Vintage Tram in 2016

Drive a Vintage Tram in 2016  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...

New Conductor

New Conductor  Congratulations to sixteen year old Hannah Doughwaite from Mansfield, the latest volunteer to pass her conductor training. Hannah is studying A levels at West Notts College. She has been visiting Crich Tramway Village for around 12 years and has been a volunteer...

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