The Tramway Museum Society, its Membership and its Museum
This fascinating Museum began during the decline of the tram in the 1950s. Founder members became ‘people with a mission’ to rescue, store and restore as many types of tram as possible. The National Tramway Museum has developed into a major tourist attraction on the world stage, and is an important research centre for historians, scholars and students.
Volunteers at the Museum are relied upon to perform a thousand and one different tasks.
Armchair enthusiasts – those who are interested simply in the project but not physically active – are just as welcome as the more energetic. Nor do you need to know anything about trams in order to become an active participant.
Lots of youngsters who have never seen a tram in its original setting are finding the Museum the basis of a new, fascinating and rewarding hobby. On the other hand, more senior people too, make a significant contribution. Our members are drawn from all walks of life, and from all parts of the world. Meeting and working with them is an interesting experience in itself.
The Society supports social activities which include film shows, visits to other museums (home and abroad) and parties. There are also active local branches in many parts of the country. Furthermore, reciprocal admission arrangements exist with certain other museums. The Museum also possesses a cafe, and limited overnight accommodation for volunteer members.
|Ordinary membership (aged 18- 59)||£24.00 per year|
|Senior Members (aged 60+)||£14.50 per year|
|Junior Members (aged 4 – 17)||£12.00 per year|
|Family Adult (Aged 18+)||£14.00 per year|
|Family Junior (Aged 4 – 17)||£12.00 per year|
|Life (Full) (Aged 18 – 59)||£600.00|
|Life (Senior) (Aged 60+)||£360.00|
1. Be part of preserving British Tramway Heritage for future generations.
2. Receive the Museum’s Journal and newsletter and keep up to date with what is happening and new developments.
3. Visit the Museum and enjoy the facilities offered throughout the season.
4. Enjoy a range of reciprocal admission arrangements with other specified heritage organisations.
5. Members’ discounts are available for some retail and catering services at the Museum on production of the membership card.
6. Receive invitations to ‘members only’ social events.
7. Adult members may attend the Annual General Meeting (and any other general meetings) and be entitled to vote.
Download the: Membership Application Form 2019 v8
If you wish to pay by Direct Debit, please download the form here and return to us: DirectDebitInstruction
Family membership is available to the families of Ordinary or Life members. Senior, Junior and Family members do not have voting rights, and Family members do not receive Society literature.
Opening Times 2019 - 2020
Autumn Season 2019
9th September - 27th October 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm) Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).
Starlight Spectacular 2019
Mon. 28th Oct. and Saturday 2nd Nov.: 10am - 8.30pm (last admissions 7pm; last tram 8.00pm)
Tues. 29th Oct. - Friday 1st Nov:. 10am - 7.30pm. (last admissions 6.00pm; last tram 7.00pm).
Last Day of the Season 2019
Sun. Nov. 3rd: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm; last tram 5.00pm)
Spring Season 2020
14th March - 9th April 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm). Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).
Main Season 2020
10th April - 11th June -10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm)
12th June - 15th June - CLOSED
16th June - 6th September: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm)
Autumn Season 2020
7th September - 27th October: 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm) Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).
Starlight Event 2020
28th October - 31st October - Times TBC
Last Day of the Season 2020
1st November - 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm)