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Heritage Rail and Tramway Working Together

Heritage Rail and Tramway Working TogetherIn these times of social distancing and keeping apart, it is great to celebrate coming together.The National Tramway Museum at Crich and The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways have come together to work on the restoration of Blackpool 298 tramcar, with funding...

Get Creative for Halloween

Get Creative for HalloweenMaking Cats or Owls You will need: Toilet roll middles or thick paper (A5 is a good size to start with) Felt pens and/or paints Glue or sticky tape or masking tape or a stapler   As you can see from the above, this craft is very adaptable to what you may have...

Additional Week-end Opening

Additional Week-end OpeningCrich Tramway Village is opening for an additional weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2020, from 10am – 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm) with normal admission prices (subject to there being no further government restrictions). The 2020 season was initially...

Community Day – Sunday 11th October 2020

Community Day – Sunday 11th October 2020It’s our Community Day on Sunday 11th October, and we are offering residents who live within 5 miles of Crich, the opportunity to come for the day for free. All you need is proof of residency, such as a driving licence or utility bill, and you can get a day...

Supporting the Local Community

Supporting the Local CommunityWe will be offering free admission to residents living within 5 miles of Crich on our Community Day on Sunday 11th October 2020. Residents will need proof of living within 5 miles of Crich by producing a driving licence, utility bill or similar on admission. The...

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...

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.