Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum , Matlock

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Ride in vintage railcars on the scenic journey through . Nestled on the edge of the Peak district, the period village offers a look at early 19th-century life with vintage shops, museums, and an electric tram exhibit. Catch the tram and ride through the village into lush countryside, enjoying panoramic views of the Derwent Valley. Visit the village’s letterpress museum to see an original 1859 printing press, or stop by the old-fashioned sweet shop for some treats to take home. With the purchase of one ticket, you can enjoy unlimited rides on the tram. Put Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Matlock travel route planner.
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  • We were staying locally and thought we would have a visit here from the reviews. We had a nice time and it was really interesting. More aimed at families I think but we did enjoy it. Due to Covid at....  more »
  • I went to the tramway village during a holiday in Derby. The best part was a tram ride. The village is quite large with an extensive number of trams. There is much of great interest to be seen...  more »
  • A step back in time to when Trams were a daily sight on many streets in the country. The story of the rise and fall and rise again of trams is told in this lovely largely outdoor museum. There is.....  more »
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  • The Tramway Village is a brilliant place to visit with both children and adults. There are lots of things to see and do whilst there. The trams run up and down the village and we could catch one every 10 minutes. There are 2 places to eat, though the pub had very limited food. The cafe had some different options for food and was good for children to eat at. The sweet shop had some nice products and there were a few nice things in the gift shop, however we were very disappointed that there were very few 'tram' related gifts in either shop. The trams are amazing and there is a huge range to look at. There is an indoor soft play and an outdoor play area for children. The woodland walk is brilliant and has lots of sculptures and fun things to see and do along the paths. The mining display is also interesting to see. You can easily spend a day here. There are plenty of toilets and baby change facilities. You can't take pushchairs on the trams though so they have to be left in a buggy park.
  • Beautiful surroundings and views. Great place for families and all ages alike. Authentic vintage trams with period costumed operators!! Pub, sweet shop, print house and tea shop in old style. Museum housing lots of trams and hands on exhibits. Well worth a visit!!
  • Great day out. Everyone gets to go on the tram and you get an old penny to pay for your fare. There are a few different types of trams you can ride whilst your there. There is a good cafe (although not the quickest) I had a nice jacket with cheese which had been done in potato oven. There is also a pub doing food as well as a sweet shop and ice cream shop. The museum was good with interactive stuff. There is also an indoor and outdoor play area.
  • Excellent place for the whole family, really friendly staff and the tram rides were excellent! However not so good for people in wheelchairs as these teams did not take this into account all those years ago when being designed and built. Maybe a future project for the service/restoration department to consider in the future.
  • The trams look amazing the volunteers have done a fantastic job of repairing vehicles that would have been lost. The time and effort to bring back these vehicle's of the past is truly wonderful. And you get to ride on a few and experience the sound, and the atmosphere of these old beauties.

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