Kids in Museums
Crich Tramway Village is a family friendly environment, we have recently signed up as a supporter of the Kids in Museums Manifesto. Below are some hints and tips to make your visit more fulfilling and enjoyable.
We are sorry, but due to government guidelines regarding the coronavirus, we are unable to open the Discovery Depot at present.
Children can let off steam in the Discovery Depot – a huge indoor play area with a soft ‘tram’ climbing frame and ball pit and separate soft play area suitable for toddlers. Plenty of chairs are available for parents to have a break and lots of room for pushchairs.
Outdoor Play Area
The outdoor play area includes a Mordred castle, swings, see-saw, twister, zip wire and pick- up sticks. The outdoor play area is situated near to the Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail and will provide more facilities for older children.
Why not borrow one of our brilliant backpacks to get the most out of your visit? They are full of activities to encourage you to explore the Woodland Walk with it’s fascinating Sculpture Trail as well as the Museum’s exhibitions. They are suitable for 3 – 11 year olds and are available from reception.
Choose the appropriate backpack for your child’s age and interest:
- Calling all Explorers – Key stage 1 (Infants and families with younger children.
- Calling all Storytellers – (Owl Babies Story & Fox’s Socks Story) – Early Years and Key Stage 1 (Nursery, infants and families with young children).
- Calling all Nature Champions – Birds and Butterflies – Key Stage 2 (Juniors and families with older children).
- Calling all Nature Champions – Plants and Insects – Key Stage 2 (Juniors and families with older children).
- Calling all Tramway Trackers – Key Stage 2+ (Juniors and families with older children).
- Sensory Support – S1, S2 – Children and young people with learning difficulties.
Rita’s Tearooms and Red Lion offers take away snacks. Adults and children over 11 years are required to wear face coverings in the shops, catering areas and on the trams (unless you are exempt under government guidelines).
Baby changing facilities can be found in the Red Lion and Assembly Room toilets. We also have two large picnic areas, one on the outdoor play area and one situated along the Woodland Walk offering amazing views over the Derwent Valley.
We are an accessible Museum with smooth pathways through the granite setts, making the Museum suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are also lifts or ramps to all visitor facilities. You can even bring your dog with you provided that they are kept on a lead at all times (though they are not permitted in Rita’s Tearooms or the indoor children’s play area).
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.