Our History

Crich Tramway Village was established over 50 years ago and has since developed into a major visitor attraction with more than 100,000 visitors per year. The Village is an Accredited Museum housing a unique collection of trams and tram related artefacts and trams running in passenger service daily.

The Museum’s success has been achieved as a result of the hard work of a large number of volunteers and staff in order to provide a welcoming experience for our visitors.

Volunteering at the Village

We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities; we have a young members group who help with tram conducting, tram maintenance, special event days and a host of other things.  We have families who span three generations, all getting involved in volunteering! We also have our own, low cost accommodation for volunteers to use.

There is no restriction on the number of days you can contribute as a volunteer. Whether it is one day every three months, or several days a week, all volunteer contribution is valued and welcomed, every person plays a pivotal role at the Museum.

Joining our volunteer team can be very rewarding; you will meet new people, put your talents to good use, develop new skills and have fun.  We are keen to develop volunteer and staff expertise and full training is given to enable you to carry out your role.


Volunteering Opportunities

Are you looking for a New Year challenge? Then We Want You!

We have vacancies in the following departments:

  • Events
  • Facilities (Building maintenance, Gardening & landscape, Painting etc)
  • Customer Care Volunteer
  • Retail & catering
  • Track maintenance/Overhead line maintenance
  • Tram crew
  • Workshop

Event Volunteers – Please download more information here: Volunteering for Events

Volunteer Tram Crew

Volunteer Tram Crew

Volunteer Tram Crew

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our volunteer Tram crew on our vintage trams. You need to be of smart appearance with good customer service skills. Training will be given to successful applicants, starting as a Conductor/Guard responsible for the safety of passengers boarding and alighting, ticketing and assisting the Tram Driver.

If you are interested in becoming part of our volunteer Tram Crew, please email: volunteering@tramway.co.uk  or complete our enquiry form detailed below.

How to Get Started in Joining our Team of Volunteers

We hold regular no obligation New Volunteer Introduction Sessions so that you can meet some of the volunteering team and staff, ask questions and see some of the tasks in which you could get involved. If you would like to attend one of our Introduction Sessions please complete our Volunteer Enquiry Form.

Still Undecided?

If would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer, don’t be shy – email us at volunteering@tramway.co.uk or telephone us on 01773 854321, we will be pleased to hear from you.

Opening Dates & Times 2020

Spring Season 2020

14th March - 9th April 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm). Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).

Summer Season 2020

10th April - 6th September 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm) 

Autumn Season 2020

7th September - 26th October: 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm) Except week-ends when we will close at 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).

Starlight Event 27th October - 31st October 2020

Tuesday 27th October and Saturday 31st October: 10am - 8.30pm (last admissions 7pm)

Wednesday 28th -  Friday 30th October: 10am - 7.30pm. (last admissions 6pm).

Last Day of the Season 2020

1st November - 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm) 

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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