Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum , Matlock

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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. Take a look at our Matlock trip generator to schedule your visit to Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I had to keep telling myself this is a tramway museum, and the focus is on trams and not the village itself, although the buildings like the print works are very interesting and worthwhile. This is no...  read more »
  • A great half day visit for adults and families. plenty of trams to look at and at least two each day to ride on, shops and tearoom were good and the pie and mash in the old pub was great and good valu...  read more »
  • Our first visit here and we had 2 free tickets for the adults. Would have been a 5 if not for the price. Don't get me wrong if you were going to visit several times in a year then it is good value but...  read more »
  • It’s like stepping foot on a film set, the cobbles, the street lights, the post box, the buildings and even the Police Box not to mention the trams and the people who work there in full dress as if we were actually there back in the day, truly amazing. This is an experience that you’re going to love whether you like trams or not, the history, the mechanics, the technological advances and costumes, it pretty much ticks the boxes for everyone. What I really loved was the getting involved, as if you were part of a hit TV drama set way back when.  Being given an old penny to get your ticket to ride the tram, the ticket being clipped to reflect that day, the language, the things the driver was doing. It all just felt like we were whisked back in time to an era where people things just went along at their own pace. For all you history buffs out there you can see how trams changed over the years from horse drawn to how motor industry shaped the way people changed their ways of getting around. Of course trams are still in use across many parts of the UK and indeed the world so they are still fighting strong. For those needing a rest or with young children who need to let go of some energy there is a lovely little play area with tables if you want to tuck in to your picnic. There is a cafe serving a selection of drinks and food or you can sit back with a pint in the pub. From a balcony you can watch as members of the team undertake various jobs to repair and restore trams in their workshop and gives you an idea as to the work that goes into keeping everything ticking over. All in all an extremely enjoyable day out with much to learn and lots to see. A massive thank you to all the team for a great day. Make sure you visit the sweet shop........
  • Nice village with historic buildings. Woodlands walk was very nice and enjoyed taking the trams up and down the 1940s style street. Unfortunately the service at the Red Lion was appalling. Waited 50 minutes after ordering for them to heat up a pie and some mushy peas. Will try the tea room next time.
  • I have been here a few times and always enjoy walking and having a ride on the trams. I take elderly or disabled people there for a trip out and they love it too. And once you have bought your ticket your able to go back as many times as you like for a whole year. Is a nice place to just go a drink in the cafe or pub and die something to eat.
  • A quaint, very British style of museum. I enjoyed it before having children and look forward to taking them there too.
  • Great day out, really accessible, really friendly staff. Good price considering you get free reentry for a year.
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