Over the last couple of months work has been undertaken to complete the replacement of the old online databases with a brand new catalogue which will allow users to search all of the Museum’s collections that are currently available to access online.
The catalogue looks a bit different to the old databases, but now allows you to do combined searches rather than having to go back and forth between multiple databases.
If you use the simple search tool, this searches for items in the collection based on that word being in the title field on the catalogue. This may not bring back all the items which you might be looking for. We would recommend trying the advanced or expert search features as these will allow you to search by Subject and Title words, as well as other fields such as Author.
If at any point whilst using the catalogue you need help, click the blue question mark symbol in the upper right corner. This will open a help feature which explains features of the catalogue.
Access the National Tramway Museum Online Catalogue.
We hope you find the new catalogue more user friendly. We would appreciate any comments you might have on how the catalogue is working and whether you’re having any difficulties using it. If you would like to give us some feedback then send us an email using our Curatorial Enquiry Form.
Reading Room Opening Times
We are sorry, but due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Reading Room is closed for the foreseeable future. We apologise that we are unable to accept any items you wish to donate at this time. If you have items you wish to donate to the museum, please contact us at the end of the year and we can advise on the situation. Thank you for your understanding.