Kids in Museums

Kids on sculpture
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 love Kids in Museums

Discovery Depot

Discovery Centre
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

A new children’s outdoor play area has been installed in time for the new season in March 2016. It 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.

Outdoor Play Area
Outdoor Play Area
Outdoor Play Area

Backpacks

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.

Facilities

Rita’s Tearooms offers a variety of children’s meals and the Red Lion serves snacks throughout the day. There are highchairs available and 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 Times 2019

Spring Season

16th March - 12th April 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm). Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).

Main Season

13th April - 8th September: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm) Except for Friday 14th - Monday 17th June when we are CLOSED.

Winter Season

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

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. 4th: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm; last tram 5.00pm)

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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