Ride the Trams


Ride the trams

Trams depart regularly from town end and will return to Stephenson’s Place with stops at Wakebridge (for the mining display, Cabmen’s Shelter, Octagon, worm toilet and Woodland Walk) and Glory Mine (For public footpath to the Sherwood Foresters Memorial). There may be times when the trams cannot run the full length of the track, such as when engineering works are required.

We do not know until the morning, which trams will be operating as this depends on many factors. The trams running are posted on our Twitter and Facebook sites by 10am of the day they are operating. Please see: https://twitter.com/CrichTramway and  https://www.facebook.com/crichtramwayvillage

On arrival at Admissions, you will be given an old penny (for adults) and halfpenny (for children) to ride on the trams. It will be exchanged for a ticket by the conductor on your first tram ride. Retain your ticket and use it to ride on the trams as many times as you wish during the day. (If you should lose your ticket, please speak to the Duty Inspector).

Dogs on a lead are accepted, provided that owners clean up after them. They are not permitted in the cafe or the indoor children’s play area, but can go everywhere else, including on the floor of the lower decks of trams.

We are sorry that our vintage trams were not designed to take pushchairs, wheelchairs, buggies and walkers, so we kindly request that these are left in the Buggy Shelter at Town End while you enjoy your tram ride.

For wheelchair users, we have a specially adapted tram, which operates if requested at least one week in advance of your visit and subject to tram crew availability – see Wheelchair Access below.

Health and Safety: We want you to enjoy your day with us, so there are a few things which you could think about that will make the day safer for you. Please do not lean outside the tram and ensure that items such as ‘selfie- sticks’, camera-poles and umbrellas remain within the tram at all times and do not affect other passengers. Please do not use these items on the upper deck of open-topped trams.

Tram map

1. Terminus Town End

Board trams at the terminus near the Assembly Rooms.

Please leave buggies and pushchairs in the Buggy Shelter provided while you ride on the trams.

Please note, in order to help preserve the vintage trams, no smoking, food or drink is permitted on the trams.


Stephenson Place

2. Stephenson Place

Alighting point for all Passengers.

You can get on and off at all stops along the route, but when boarding at Victoria Park for Town End, you will be asked to sit downstairs to help keep to the tram timetable.

3. Victoria Park

For band stand, play area, main entrance and car park.

Woodland Trail

4. Wakebridge

For Woodland Walk, Lead Mining Display, Octagon, Cabman’s Shelter and Worm Toilet.

5. Glory Mine

Picnic area with superb views over the Amber Valley and public footpath to Crich Stand.  If you wish to go inside the tower, please check their opening times: https://mercianregiment.co.uk/crich 

Wheelchair Access

If you are a wheelchair user or mobility impaired and cannot access our main fleet of trams, we do have an Access Tram (Berlin 3006), which has an appropriate platform for your wheelchair.  This normally runs on most days (subject to crew availability) if requested at least one week in advance. It is suitable for wheelchairs with a maximum width of 66cm and length of 120cm.  The lift to the tram has a total weight limit of 300kg. ​ Please email: enquiry@tramway.co.uk to request this and state your arrival time and number requiring the tram and we will advise whether it is available.

Opening Dates & Times 2024


Saturday 9th March – Thursday 25th July (closed Fridays except BH’s/School holidays)

Opening times:

Weekends/Bank Holidays: 10am – 5.30pm – last admissions 4pm.

Weekdays: 10am – 4.30pm – last admissions 3pm.

Closed Fridays, EXCEPT Good Friday 29th March (B/H) and School Holidays Friday 5th April, Friday 12th April, Friday 31st May.

Summer Season

Friday 26th July – Sunday 1st September – OPEN DAILY at the following times:

Weekends/Bank Holidays: 10am – 5.30pm – last admissions 4pm.

Weekdays: 10am – 4.30pm – last admissions 3pm.

(Summer Bank Holiday is Monday the 27th August 2023).

Autumn Season

Monday 2nd September – Sunday 3rd November (closed Fridays EXCEPT Friday 1st November for school holidays).

Opening times:

Weekends/Bank holidays: 10am – 5.30pm – last admissions 4pm.

Weekdays: 10am – 4.30pm – last admissions 3pm.


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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