Crich Tramway Museum
At Crich you can step back in time along a recreated period street where you won't have to wait long for the rumble of a vintage tram!
Many of the buildings along the street have been rescued from towns and cities across the UK, such as the Derby Assembly Rooms façade which came to Crich after a tragic fire. The Red Lion Pub and Restaurant came all the way from Stoke and was re-built brick by brick.
Also look out for the street furniture which is dotted along the street, including the Bundy Clock (see below) at Town End Terminus and The Exhibition Hall windows which were rescued from the Doncaster tram depot.
There are lots of places to visit on the Tramway Street such as Rita’s Tearoom, The Red Lion Pub and Upper Deck Restaurant*, Barnett’s old fashioned sweetshop, Scothern and Williamson gift shop, the Eagle Press and Fredrick’s Ice Cream Parlour and refreshments*.
The street scene gives a perfect backdrop to show case the historic tram collection
On arrival collect your old penny to pay the conductor your tram fare, and receive a ticket you can use all day. Trams depart regularly from town end, calling at various stops along the mile long track, finishing at Glory Mine to enjoy the stunning views of the Derwent valley. Crich aims to have a minimum of two trams running each day.
In addition there are Woodland Walks, Workshops where you can see old trams being restored, exhibitions plus a shop, café and two large picnic areas: one on the outdoor play area and one situated along the Woodland Walk offering amazing views over the Derwent Valley.
What’s more, once you have paid to come in, your ticket is valid for a further 12 months (apart from a few special annual events) which offers fantastic value for money for families looking for things to do in Derbyshire.
Crich is an accessible Museum with smooth pathways through the granite setts, making the Museum suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. This "Wheelway" provides a smoother alternative to the cobbles for wheelchairs and buggies
There are lifts or ramps to all visitor facilities and the Access Tram is a 1969 Berlin tram which has been adapted to lift and carry people in wheelchairs.
Wheelchairs are available for hire from 10am until 4pm for a £10 deposit which is refunded when the wheelchair is returned. If you would like to book a wheelchair in advance, please contact the museum the day before you visit to check availability.
There are disabled toilets located at the Red Lion Pub, Assembly Rooms and at the Wakebridge Tram Stop.
The Museum offers free admission for carers and a discounted rate for less able visitors.
Please note that some of the above facilities are by arrangement. To avoid disappointment please call 01773 854321 before your visit to check all facilities and guides are available on the day you wish to visit.
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- Opening Times April - October
- Contact Details
- Town End
- Post Code
- DE4 5DP
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