Ultimate Tram Driving Experience
The thrill of driving a vintage tram
This unique package allows you to spend a whole day learning how to drive one of our Vintage Trams in a stunning location.
On arrival you will be greeted by one of our instructors and taken into the Museum. The day begins over refreshments with a chance to get to know our expert instructors. During the morning session they will take you through tram driving theory, health and safety, how the tramcar works, power and braking, current collection, track work and operating methods. You will then move out onto the line for a tour of the driving route.
After lunch and under the watchful eye of the instructors you have a “hands on” afternoon at the controls of one of our fleet of vintage trams. The mile long track offers a chance to put the theory into practice navigating the points, tram stops and the Derbyshire hills. Each person will usually have time to complete 4 round trips. There will also be opportunities to perform Guard duties on ‘the back platform’, including trolley turning (where fitted), bell signals, and changing points. Family and friends are welcome to join you on the drive and can get involved by helping turn the trolley pole or just enjoy the ride. Alternatively they can take time to explore the Museum and all it has to offer.
The day ends when you return the trams to the depot, and re-assemble in the Project Room for refreshments and de-briefing. Once you have the airbrake course under your belt, why not follow it up with the handbrake course? The day is very similar to the airbrake course with less theory and a wider selection of trams to choose from.
Dates will be available in 2022. In the meantime, you can purchase gift vouchers for the experience at £320.00 each. Please email: Amanda.Blair@tramway.co.uk
Orders for Christmas should be made by Friday 10th December 2021.
Opening Dates & Times 2022
Saturday 12th March to Thursday 9th June - Open Saturday to Thursday (Closed Fridays EXCEPT Good Friday, Friday 22nd April and Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday).
Sunday 12th June - Thursday 21st July - Open Saturday to Thursday (Closed Fridays).
Weekdays 10am - 4.30pm (Last admissions 3pm)
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am - 5.30pm (Last admissions 4pm)
For Summer and Autumn dates - please see Opening Dates under Ticket Prices.
Ring 01773 854321 for more details.