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Crewe Heritage Centre
Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Crewe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Crewe Heritage Centre, built to commemorate 150 years of the town of Crewe, was opened in 1987 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Based in a truly unique location, right in the heart of the Grand Junction Railway. Our site is connected to the mainline railway network with the result that we have frequent visiting main line steam and Diesel locomotives present on site in addition to our own collection of rolling stock. We also have three spectacular Miniature Railway's, offering 3.5", 5" and 7.25" gauges. We offer the facility of hiring the site out and have worked with rail industry and non-rail industry partners in the past. If you are interested in hiring the Site or the Exhibition Hall, please Contact Us.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Maybe a real train buff would find it interesting, but we found it a bit sparse. We were not there long.

1  Thank john a
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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We have been to the Heritage centre several times over the years & my kids love it. If your kids are expecting Alton Towers type attractions they'll be disappointed as it just isnt that type of place.
Yes the place does need updateing, but if you're looking for the information side of things all the staff ( who are volunteers) do a great job. They always take the time to explain & demonstrate the engines to the kids. Mine have even been into the back engine of a diesel! The volunteers always welcome new helpers & the signal box holds signalling workshops for young people.
This isnt in the same category as York museum, but great, as the older volunteers worked in the original Crewe works.
If you want to enjoy your day, dig deeper & talk to the volunteers, you'll discover so much more than your first impression.
A great day, run by great people.

5  Thank rachyroo69
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Sam H, Social Networking Administrator at Crewe Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2013

Rach & Oli Thankyou for you kind comments, it is comments like these what motivate our staff and help us achieve more.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

As the name says The heritage Centre is not just a collection of railway locomotives. The main exhibition hall contains a good collection of maps and photographs showing how the town developed following the arrival of the railway in 1837.

3  Thank David E
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We reside not too far away from this attraction. I personally have not been to visit, however I believe for the Railway Enthusiast, this is certainly a worthwhile place to spend some quality time and see some truly magnificent Steam Engines from Bygone years.

2  Thank BADLANDS007
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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed it though it was quite busy. Nice to see the Great Marquess ( 61994) in steam . It was one engine we hadn't seen before.

Thank Lynda B
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