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.

If you would like to nominate any of our volunteers for the Queens Award for Volunteering for 2018, the deadline for submissions is 15th September 2017. Please visit: https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/

Volunteer Vacancies

We have vacancies in the following departments:

  • Administration
  • Collections/archives
  • Facilities (Building maintenance, Gardening & landscape, Painting etc)
  • Track maintenance/Overhead line maintenance
  • Museum guiding
  • Customer Care Volunteer
  • Retail & catering
  • Special events
  • Tram crew
  • Workshop

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 Times 2018

Winter Season: 17th March - 31st March: 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm)
Main Season: 1st April - 2nd September: 10am - 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm)
Winter Season: 3rd September - 28th October and 4th November: 10am - 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm)
 Starlight Spectacular: 29th October - 2nd November: 10am - 7.30pm (last admissions 6pm).  Saturday 3rd November 10am - 8.30pm (last admissions 7pm)

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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