The Tramway Museum Society has, and always will put safety ahead of any other function. It is with regret therefore that, following a meeting of the Board of Directors, we have taken the unprecedented decision to delay recommencing the operation of trams at the Museum until an as yet unspecified date. The Museum site will remain open for visitors at a special, reduced entrance rate.

The operational issue is due to a fault with the electrical supply which was identified during the start of year commissioning checks, when an unusual reading was noted. The decision was ultimately taken to keep the electricity supply isolated, to enable detailed investigations and repair work, and in order to ensure that we maintain the high levels of safety that are expected of us.

We were hoping to recommence tramcar operation on 29th March 2024, but this may not be possible at this stage.

When all works have been successfully completed and our start of season commissioning checks have been completed, without fault, we will resume tramcar operation.

Whilst this is disappointing news for our visitors, members, volunteers and staff we will continue to provide updates and once a fully confirmed timescale is in place further information will be released.

For further enquiries, please telephone 01773 854321 or email:


Inside depot - Leeds 399
Children in playground
Inside the depots

Crich Tramway Village is a brand name for the National Tramway Museum (Accredited with Arts Council England), solely owned and operated by The Tramway Museum Society, incorporated in England with liability by guarantee (no. 744229). Registered charity number 313615. Our ICO number is Z6700136.

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