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Sponsor a Sleeper – Winter 2019-2020

Sponsor a Sleeper –  Winter 2019-2020During our closed season between November 2019 and March 2020 our Facilities team of staff and volunteers, supported by external contractors, undertook replacement of 360 metres of trackwork along the section of double track known as the Bandstand Curves. In total our...

New Restoration at Crich Tramway Village

New Restoration at Crich Tramway VillageA 1930s Blackpool Corporation Tramways tramcar is set to be restored at Crich Tramway Village at a cost of £373,000. Blackpool 298 tramcar was taken out of service in Blackpool in October 1974 and was acquired for preservation by early members of the Tramway Museum...

Restoring our 19th Century Cabmen’s Shelter – Update

Restoring our 19th Century Cabmen’s Shelter – UpdateIf you pass through Wakebridge on one of our trams this week, you might notice that something is missing. Last week our 19th century cabmen’s shelter was removed and transported all the way to Bristol by Dorothea Restorations. Dorothea Restorations deliver a unique...

Make a Unicorn Bookmark

Make a Unicorn Bookmark1. Fold paper in half diagonally 2. Fold the right point to the top, then the left point to the top 3. Unfold, and fold the top layer down from the top point to the bottom 4. Tuck each point in Tuck the back point in 6. Cut as shown and add mane, ear and horn.  You...

Please help to keep the trams running at Crich.

Please help to keep the trams running at Crich.The National Tramway Museum began life at its Crich, Derbyshire site in 1959 and the trams started to arrive shortly afterwards. At first the museum had just a dedicated team of volunteers, this gradually expanded with a small team of paid employees, who together have...

Children’s Activity – Making Fairy Dens

Children’s Activity – Making Fairy DensWhy not encourage the children to build a Fairy Den in your garden or on your next walk in the woods? Using the materials they could find around them, fairies will appreciate new homes. Fairy Dens can be made anywhere and at any time of year as long as there are some...

Woodland Walk Open for Bank Holiday 25th May Only

Woodland Walk Open for Bank Holiday 25th May OnlyFor our loyal visitors and supporters, we are opening our outside and woodland spaces on the Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2020 only as a trial.It is imperative that you continue to follow the current government advice, and as a result, the outdoor play area and inside...

Heritage Railway Association Awards 2020

Heritage Railway Association Awards 2020Pictured above left to right are: Mike Crabtree; Laura Waters; James Brett and Geoffrey Claydon. The National Tramway Museum was nominated for the Heritage Railway Association (HRA) AWARD FOR AN OUTSTANDING VISITOR ATTRACTION this year. This is awarded to an HRA...

Restoration of our 19th Century Cabmen’s Shelter

Restoration of our 19th Century Cabmen’s ShelterWe are delighted to announce that The National Tramway Museum has finally raised all the funds needed to restore our Bradford cabmen’s shelter. The shelter is a rare survivor of the Victorian era, and although there are similar shelters in London, only one other like...

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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