Crich Tramway Village

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Crich Tramway Village
4.5
Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Crich Tramway Village is a family visitor attraction and home to the National Tramway Museum. Take a trip back in time and ride vintage trams into the open countryside. There's an enchanting Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail, Tearoom, gift shop, children's play area, exhibitions and Workshop Viewing Gallery. There is a programme of exciting events throughout the season. Please check our website for opening dates and times: www.tramway.co.uk
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PaulU561
Ciudad Quesada, Spain651 contributions
Family
We visited with our 11 year old grandson. On arrival we found a large free car park. We had paid in advance online, but still had to go via the booking office to have our booking reference manually recorded. There is a free map guide, but it was especially helpful to be greeted by Charles, a volunteer, who suggested a route. We followed his advice and had a look around the village and the main exhibition hall, garages and workshop before taking a tram the full length of the track and stopping off at the start of the woodland walk. We walked back and had our picnic at one the tables on the way. Once we got back to the village we looked at the printer's workshop and waited for another tram ride in a double-decker this time. The exhibits in the village were all very educational. We all enjoyed the overall experience very much.
Written August 19, 2022
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darceyhorse
Swansea, UK230 contributions
Family
We first visited here 7 years ago and were excited to return; we weren’t disappointed.

There is plenty to see - running trams, trams in sheds, trams being preserved, play areas, ice cream parlour, shop etc.

The ticket allows you entry all year but as we are not local we probably won’t be making use of this.

Dogs are allowed, which is lovely. However we felt that they should only be allowed on the trams if there is room. We visited on a very hot day so were surprised to see that two owners had decided to take their dogs out in 32 degree heat in the first place. One of said dogs was extremely smelly and dirty but quite literally sat on my feet on the tram due to lack of room. We adore dogs but I didn’t want a strange one drooling all over my toes lol.

The only downside to the village is the catering options. They leave a lot to b me desired. The ice cream served at the ice cream parlour was tasteless. We ordered two different flavours and both tasted of just plain milk/vanilla. The quality of the food in the pub was awful for the price paid and the tea rooms looked messy and grubby. We’d recommend taking a picnic instead.

Written August 18, 2022
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LadyEliza86
Sheffield, UK209 contributions
Not been here for a few years (Covid and a new baby) so it was lovely to return here. Love the annual pass is still working so we'll be back plenty of times over the next 12 months. A full day out (we were there for 5.5 hours) without spending too much money, an outdoors play area as well as indoor soft play.
My only flaw is the food available, there isn't a lot of choice, no real hot meals in the pub, just the same as the cafe. Overpriced and not that nice. Shame really. I'd advise bringing a picnic.
Written August 17, 2022
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Ben Jones
United Kingdom11 contributions
I was very impressed with this museum as there is a lot more to do than you expect. Your ticket allows you to return for free any time in 12 months so we went twice while on holiday in the area.

There are loads of old trams to look at along with a wealth of information about them. There's also interesting facts and figures about transport in the UK as a whole and about the local area's rich mining history.

There's plenty for kids to with a playpark, woodland walk with all sorts of sculptures and of course the trams themselves.
Written August 15, 2022
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JANET B
Derby, UK318 contributions
Family
An outstanding day out for the extended family. This national museum provides a full day of activities, tram rides, tram sheds, museum, woodland walks and playground.
The only disappointment is the cafe. Very loud inside, the assistant is difficult to hear and can’t hear you either - due to the retention of the covid screen, which could now be removed. Why make it so difficult?
Other than this, the whole day was a success all round. The ticket purchased on the day is valid for a year. A lovely opportunity to repeat the visit.
Written August 14, 2022
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Gaetan F
4 contributions
Couples
We visited this month and had a very nice experience. All the staff were very helpful and pleasant. They looked after us very well and were knowledgeable about the trams. The only reason for not being 5stars was the fact that its not easy to manoeuvre a wheel chair on the rough paving and the Forge closed at 12 noon (suppose for lunch) even though they only opened at 10. Unable to purchase in the shop as we were leaving soon afterwards because of the heat. The couple manning the accessible tram were fantastic. So very helpful, thank you both!
Written August 12, 2022
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Mary A
South Molton, United Kingdom38 contributions
Family
Loved, loved, loved our day trip to Crich Tramway Village. We went on a hot August day and although we felt the entrance fee was a little high we appreciated 3 children being included in their family ticket. We had a couple rides on the trams, explored the museums and spent too much in the gift shop! The ice cream parlour was a hit as was the sweet shop. The children really enjoyed the learning centre coming out with some fun crafts to take home.
We had a nice lunch in a tearooms and were impressed with the cost.
We would love to return again one day. Thank you for a fabulous day out!!
Written August 9, 2022
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Carole D
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We visited as a multi- generational family of 10 including grandparents, 4 children aged between 5 and 10 yrs old and we all had a thoroughly enjoyable day at Crich. Children ( and adults ) loved the trams, sculpture trail and large play areas. Staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend visiting this attraction.

The only reason I have given 4 stars is the state of the tea rooms- tables and trays not cleared, bin overflowing, food on the floor whilst staff chatted at the till. We had to ask for the tables to be wiped. They had obviously had a busy day but standards should be maintained until closing time and staff should remember the Tea Rooms is an important part of the overall visiting experience.
Written August 7, 2022
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caroline m
Leicestershire, UK9 contributions
Family
A brilliant, fun filled day enjoyed by our extended family group. Friendly, helpful people added to our enjoyment. We will be back.
Written August 5, 2022
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Pds1
Birmingham, UK345 contributions
Couples
We visited here today & we would just like to say thank you to all the staff & volunteers. I am currently in a wheelchair & every effort was made to help me get on the trams (I am able to take a few steps with crutches)
We were able to do & see much more than we thought.
So thank you x

Just a couple of points for future wheelchair users to consider: there are no crossing points that have dipped pavements on both sides to cross & the disabled toilet at the bottom is rather smelly!
Written August 5, 2022
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Crich Tramway Village is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM