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LCC1 Restoration Project Up-date

LCC1 Restoration Project Up-dateThe Workshop team are working hard on the LCC1 restoration project. There has been so much to do since 2016, when it first went to Garmendale Engineering for specialist reconstruction inside. This necessitated removing the roof prior to transporting it to Garmendale....

Lincoln Trams – with a Bonus!

Lincoln Trams – with a Bonus!If you wish to help The National Museum at Crich and yourselves, you can order this new tram documentary on DVD. Get £1 off “The Ruston in the Blue Lagoon/ Lincoln Trams” DVD and trigger a £2 bonus for Museum funds from each sale. Simply enter the promo code CRICH in...

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...
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