Blog Posts from August 2021

Workshop – Maintenance and Restoration

Workshop – Maintenance and RestorationContinuing with the #LoveYourRailway #Sustainability theme, it may be stating the obvious, but looking after our historic tramcars is at the core of our museum’s work. To ensure that our operational fleet stays in good order, our conservation workshop staff and...

Depot Refurbishment – #Sustainability

Depot Refurbishment – #SustainabilityContinuing the #LoveYourRailway #Sustainability theme, a major element of our mission for sustainability is ensuring that our historic tramcars are looked after for the future. Back in 2017-18 we completed a major project to refurbish several of the depots where trams...

Survive and Thrive Exhibition – Sustainability

Survive and Thrive Exhibition – SustainabilityAs part of the #LoveYourRailway #Sustainability campaign, we champion our Survive and Thrive exhibition in our Derby Assembly Rooms building. As the 20th century progressed, tramway systems declined due to competition from buses and private motor cars. Years later,...

Behind-the-scenes: Caring for our Collections

Behind-the-scenes: Caring for our CollectionsThe National Tramway Museum is home to a world-renowned vintage tram fleet. The Museum’s collections are one of the most comprehensive collections of trams and tramway history in the world and are Designated as being of National importance. In addition to the core...

#LoveYourRailway #Volunteering

#LoveYourRailway #VolunteeringSunday 15th August – James Shillabeer My name is James Shillabeer. I am 15 years old, and currently a marshal and trainee conductor at the museum. I’m originally from Corby, Northamptonshire, but have lived in Derbyshire most of my life. From a very young age, I...

Volunteering Focus – #LoveYourRailway

Volunteering Focus – #LoveYourRailwayAs part of the #LoveYourRailway #Volunteers Campaign initiated by North Yorkshire Moors Railway, from 9th – 15th August 2021 we are focusing on some of our volunteers. All  our volunteers are vitally important to Crich Tramway Village – home to the...

Volunteer Focus #LoveYourRailway

Volunteer Focus #LoveYourRailwayAs part of the #LoveYourRailway #Volunteers Campaign initiated by North Yorkshire Moors Railway, from 9th – 15th August 2021 we are focusing on some of our volunteers. All  our volunteers are vitally important to Crich Tramway Village – home to the...

The Berlin Wall and Trams

The Berlin Wall and Trams60 years ago on the morning of the 13th August 1961, the inhabitants of Berlin awoke to find that two thirds of their city had been isolated from the rest by the tearing up of roads, blocking of railway lines and the erection of barbed wire fencing along the 97 mile...

Volunteer Focus

Volunteer FocusAs part of the #LoveYourRailway #Volunteers Campaign initiated by North Yorkshire Moors Railway, from 9th – 15th August 2021 we are focusing on some of our volunteers. All  our volunteers are vitally important to Crich Tramway Village – home to the...