A Trip to Crich Tramway Village
A day out at Crich Tramway Village, located just a short distance from the lovely town of Matlock, is a fabulous way to spend some time, with plenty to keep the whole family happy – including the dog!
Crich Tramway Village is home to the National Tramway Museum, which takes you through a hundred years of tramway development from 1860 – 1960, taking in horse trams, steam trams and electric trams. The airy exhibition halls feature a huge range of restored trams, some of which can be explored inside, along with interpretive panels and audio displays for the whole family to enjoy.
But there’s so much more here than just a museum! You can also explore a beautifully-recreated period village, complete with a vintage pub, café and olde-worlde shops.
A number of the restored trams run through the village, allowing visitors to take unlimited rides for more than a mile into the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.
There’s also a wonderful Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail to explore, and play areas for children of all ages.
It’s just as well your ticket to the National Tramway Village allows free return admission for 12 months, because there’s far too much to see here in only one day!
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How do I get to Crich Tramway Village?
Crich Tramway Village is located near Matlock, postcode DE4 5DP. It’s easily accessible from Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham and beyond, just 8 miles from junction 28 of the M1. There is free parking for visitors on site.
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The nearest railway station is Whatstandwell, from which it is a steep uphill walk of about 1 mile. Alternatively, there are railway stations at Belper, Matlock and Alfreton, with regular trains to and from Derby. These stations are all reachable by a local bus service, and there is a bus stop directly outside Crich Tramway Village.