nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP
Home of the National Tramway Museum
Looking for a great day out in Derbyshire? Then look no further than Crich Tramway Village. Nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley and open almost throughout the year, Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum.
From the world-renown vintage tram fleet to the vast collection of photographs and archive material, the National Tramway Museum houses one of the most comprehensive collections of trams and tramway history in the world. The Museum is also home to a collection of period street furniture, which includes a Postbox, a Police Box and a Stench Pipe.
Trams run to and fro every few minutes as visitors ride over the cobbles of our period street, past the original facades of historic buildings from around the country before heading up the valley to views that will take your breath away. Hand over the old penny you are given on entry and you are free to ride the trams all day.
The Great Exhibition Hall is home to an exciting new ‘Century of Trams Exhibition’ tracing 100 years of tram history, from the earliest horse trams of the 1860s, through the steam years and on to the end of the electric tram era in the 1960s.
The Workshop Viewing Gallery allows visitors to see for themselves the ongoing restoration and repair work that is carried out each day.