Crich Tramway Village
PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 July 2014 | UPDATED: 08:41 14 May 2015
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 cobbled street and out into the surrounding countryside where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views across the Derwent Valley.
Visitors are welcome to ride the trams as often as they wish though it’s hard not to be distracted by all the other activities going on.
The buildings that 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 the souvenir shop Scothern & Williamson and Barnett’s Traditional Sweet Shop and should you be in need of refreshment there are also Rita’s Tearooms and Red Lion Pub which welcomes all members of the family whatever their age.
Children can let off steam in the adventure playground with its Burma bridge, tram tracks, swinging steps, slide and roundabout while younger ones can make the most of our indoor ball pool and tram themed soft play area; to keep their brains in shape there is also a quiz trail to follow.
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”.