Crich Tramway Village - home of the National Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Village - home of the National Tramway Museum
Crich Tramway Village
Crich
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 5DP
England

Website

Website

www.tramway.co.uk

Blog

www.crichtramwayvillagenews.blogspot.com/

Facebook

www.facebook.com/pages/Matlock-United-Kingdom/Crich-Tramway-Village/312856868397

Twitter

twitter.com/crichtramway

E-mail

General enquiries

enquiries@tramway.co.uk

Enquiries for schools, colleges, youth groups

education@tramway.co.uk

Telephone

General enquiries

01773 854321

Learning Department

01773 854328

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
A vintage tram outside the Red Lion Pub
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Take a tram ride through time. Step aboard a vintage tram and travel back in time along a recreated village street complete with working pub. Explore fascinating exhibitions and watch trams being restored from the Workshop Viewing Gallery. Plus children’s playground, tea-rooms, shops, and Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail.

George Stephenson Workshop Discovery and Learning Centre - come and explore the story of the Museum site and find out why trams were seen as the solution to inner city overcrowding.

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive, Heritage site, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

2014 - 29 March to 2 November open every day 10.00 - 5.30pm

Admission charges

Adult - £13.00
Senior - £10.50
Child - £8.00
Family - £35.00

Discounts

  • English Heritage

Additional info

accessible tram, with lift, available

The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

Home to over 70 trams and a host of associated equipment, the Museum has sought to acquire an example of each important stage in the evolution of the British tramcar, a vehicle that dramatically influenced the growth of towns and cities. Significant foreign tramcars are also included. Selected tramcars are operated in a period street setting, thus allowing trackwork and overhead fittings to be viewed by the public in context. This is complemented by 16,000 square feet of exhibitions. The extensive library, archive, photographic and postcard collections, with material which ranges from company records and contemporary journals to personal items such as uniforms and papers, provides a source for the technical, social and economic history of urban transport world-wide.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Land Transport, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
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Museum Library

Library of photographs, books, journals, pamphlets, timetables and legislation related to the history of trams. There is an online index.

Creator

  • National Tramway Museum

Education Sessions

The Learning Department run a variety of facilitated sessions for groups using the exhibition spaces at the Museum and also the Woodland Walk. Bespoke sessions can be arranged for groups from Early Years to A Level and also SEN groups. Currently on offer:
Story Time for Early Years
Victorian and WW2 sessions for KS1 and 2
Tram Timeline for KS1 and 2
Habitats and Minibeastsfor KS1 and 2
Art and Design Sculpture Trail for KS1 and 2
ICT Diploma for 14-19 curriculum
Customer Care and Marketing for GCSE and A Level

Creator

  • Learning Department

How to obtain

For more details, or to make a booking, please contact the Learning Department on: 01773 854328/ 854339

National Tramway Museum - Education Pack (KS1)

Pack includes general information for teachers, classroom activity sheets, photocopiable worksheets and pictures to encourage observation and information gathering skills.

Creator

  • Learning Department

Publisher

  • National Tramway Museum

How to obtain

Please call the Learning Department on 01773 854321.

National Tramway Museum - Education Pack (KS2)

Pack includes information for teachers, photocopiable classroom activity sheets, worksheets and pictures to encourage observation and information gathering skills linked to the national curriculum.

Creator

  • Learning Department

Publisher

  • National Tramway Museum

How to obtain

Please call the Learning Department on 01773 854321.

National Tramway Museum - Exhibition Hall and Video Theatre

Shows history of trams, social history, street furniture and tram workings

Photo Archives

Over 10,000 images of trams. Trams from localities all over the UK and the world. On line viewing, prints available to order from the museum.

Creator

  • National Tramway Museum
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