CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE
Crich, nr Matlock,
t: 01773 854321
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.
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 service working vehicles and carrying out restoration work on needy trams. Visit the depots and you will be able to see over fifty vintage trams from all different eras, towns and countries. 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.
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 Forge Gift Shop, selling souvenirs and Barnett’s Traditional Sweet Shop. Should you be in need of refreshment there are also Rita’s Tearooms and the Red Lion Pub, which welcome all members of the family whatever their age.
Children can let off steam in the adventure playground, while younger ones can make the most of our indoor ball pool and tram themed soft play area.
The fascinating Woodland Walk allows visitors to stretch their legs on a trail that winds its way through native woodland, now dotted with sculptures by local artists.
Dogs on a lead are welcome, (though not permitted in the Tearooms or indoor play area) and there are several picnic tables around the site.
There’s a programme of special events planned throughout the season – please check the website for details.