Eat and Drink


Rita’s Tea Rooms

Located in the heart of the period street, Rita’s Tea Rooms are the perfect place to take a breather and relax. Due to Covid-19 guidelines we are currently offering a take-away service with limited numbers accessing the Tea Rooms. Please follow the signs and keep social distancing.   Face coverings are required (unless you are exempt under government guidelines).  You can view the menu below:

Rita’s Tearooms Take Away Menu 2020


The Poulson Room

The Poulson Room

Located above the Red Lion Pub, the Poulson Room is generally used for overflow dining seating and meetings but will not be in use while the current Covid-19 restrictions are in place. 

The Red Lion Pub

The Red Lion Pub

Welcoming families and even dogs, the Red Lion pub opens daily and due to Covid-19 guidelines is currently offering table service only.  Face coverings are required (unless you are exempt under government guidelines) until you are seated.  Please follow the directional and social distancing signs.

Red Lion Pub – Major’s Bar Table Service Menu 2020

With plentiful outdoor seating, it is the perfect venue to enjoy the period street and do a touch of tram spotting.


Barnett’s Sweet Shop

Barnett's Sweet Shop
An Aladdin’s cave of treats. Old fashioned jars of sweets, tins of confectionery, foil wrapped bars of fudge and toffee, all jostle for space in our period shop. There are also branded ice-creams available.

Ice Cream Parlour

 Ice Cream Parlour

The Ice-Cream Parlour serves Matlock Meadows traditional ice cream from 11:30am. Due to Covid-19 guidelines, please pay for your ice-cream at either Barnett’s Sweet Shop or the Forge Gift Shop and take your receipt to the Ice-Cream Parlour to receive your ice-cream.  Face coverings are required (unless you are exempt under government guidelines). This is to help keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe and reduce the handling of cash.  There is limited seating outside.

Opening Dates & Times 2021

SPRING SEASON  (Subject to Covid-19 government guidelines for the area).

Monday 12th April - Sunday 16th May  (Open Saturdays - Thursdays)  - Outside areas only.

Monday 17th May  - Sunday 20th June  (Open Saturdays - Thursdays plus Friday 4th June) - Internal areas open, but Covid-19 measures in place.

Monday 21st June - Thursday 15th July (Open Saturdays - Thursdays).


Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10am - 5.30pm (Last admissions 4pm).

Weekdays: 10am - 4.30pm (Last admissions 3pm).

Later dates to be confirmed. 


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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