Crich Tramway Village


(Derbyshire Attractions)


Crich
DE4 5DP
Matlock
Derbyshire
England
01773 854321
www.tramway.co.uk


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COVID-19 UPDATE

Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, will re-open to the public from Saturday 11th July 2020, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and weekends initially.

The venue has been closed since 20th March due to the Covid 19 pandemic, but with the latest government advice and loosening of some restrictions, intends to open with guidelines and social distancing in place.

Social distancing, hand sanitizing, PPE for staff, screens at information points and tills, take-away catering service, and one-way directional guidance with no interactives in exhibitions, are some of the measures which the management team have implemented.

The trams, which are crewed by a team of volunteers, will be limited, and face coverings should be worn as per the national guidance for public transport.

Members of the public will need to book a timed ticket for tram rides on arrival, and there will only be one stop for getting on and alighting the trams, to help ensure the safety of passengers, volunteers and staff.

General Manager, Dr Mike Galer said:

"The measures we have in place follow the guidance of the government, local authority and Public Health England. VisitEngland has approved our measures via their 'Good To Go' standard. We hope our visitors understand that there will be restrictions on our normal offering, and we appreciate their patience in these difficult times.

"Many of our regular visitors are keen to return, and we look forward to welcoming them and new visitors from 11th July. We have produced a 'Covid 19 Crich Tramway Village guidance' sheet, which describes what visitors can expect and this can be downloaded from our website: www.tramway.co.uk".

In line with other venues, the indoor soft play area will remain closed and the numbers in indoor areas such as the shops and on the trams will be limited. Card and Contactless payments are preferred and full-priced tickets can be purchased online.

For those who prefer not to take tram rides at the moment, special day rates without tram rides have been introduced, and these are payable on arrival.

For further information please visit www.tramway.co.uk or if you have a query, please email: enquiry@tramway.co.uk


 

Crich Tramway Village is no ordinary day out. The village setting of lovingly restored buildings is not only the perfect home for the nations collection of vintage trams but gives visitors the opportunity to experience the nostalgia of a time now past.

Don't be fooled however by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere as there's a lot to see and do. Trams run to and fro all day long carrying visitors down the period street and out into the surrounding countryside to make the most of the breathtaking views across the Derwent Valley.

Visitors are welcome to ride the electric trams as often as they wish, though it's hard not to be distracted by all the other activities going on.
The Workshop Gallery gives you the opportunity to watch engineers close up as they go about servicing working vehicles and carrying out restoration work on needy trams. Visit the depots and you will be able to see over 30 vintage trams from all different eras, towns and countries, you may even spot one from your own home town!

Across the depot yard you will find the exhibition hall, which tells the story of the tram from its horse drawn origins to the near silent electric vehicles working today.

Alongside this is the History Maker's Exhibition – 'The Creative Genius of Michael Holroyd Smith', the pioneering inventor for the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In the heart of the Village is George Stephen Discovery Centre, which looks at social history and the need to develop tramways in towns and cities across the UK.

The Derby Assembly Rooms is home to two small exhibitions, 'Survive and Thrive – the Electric Era' and 'The Mobile Post Box – Mail by Tram'.

The buildings which make up the Village have come from all parts of the country, many demolished brick by brick before being transported to Crich and lovingly rebuilt and restored. Here within the heart of the Village you will find our gift shop, and should you need refreshment, there are also the Village café and Red Lion Pub, which welcome all members of the family whatever their age.
Your dog is also welcome in the pub.

Children can let off steam in the adventure playground, while younger ones can make the most of the indoor ball pool and tram themed soft play area.
Over the School Holidays we have an action- packed calendar of craft activities and themed weeks – suitable for all ages!

Location & Opening Times
Crich Tramway Village is located in the heart of Derbyshire, 6 miles from Matlock and 8 miles from M1 junction 28, follow the brown signs for "Tramway Museum".

The Village is open from 14th March until 11th June and then from 16th June to 1st November 2020. 

   www.tramway.co.uk

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