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 working members.
|Ordinary membership (aged 18+)||£24.00 per year|
|Junior Members (12-17)||£12.00 per year|
|Senior Members (65+)||£14.00 per year|
|Family Members (3+)||£12.00 per year|
|Life Members (18-64)||£600.00|
|Life Members (65+)||£300.00|
Membership carries with it the right to a free copy of the Society’s illustrated quarterly Journal, free admission and tram rides when the Museum is open to the public, and a voice in running the National Tramway Museum.
Download the Membership Application Form 2019 v5
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
16th March - 12th April 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm). Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).
13th April - 8th September: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm)
9th September - 27th October: 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm) Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).
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
Sun. Nov. 3rd: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm; last tram 5.00pm)