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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  • I visited on a Saturday. The trams were fantastic. You can take a ride or view the many trams inside in the dry. My grandson liked the soft play area. Plenty of food available on site, but there are a...  more »
  • Visited on a chilly day but that did not deter us from enjoying ourselves. We took our dog with us (who loves riding trams) and she was welcomed everywhere across the site, from the beginning when ent...  more »
  • Drove up from MK during the week and spent about 4hrs on site, if the weather had been better we probably would have spent longer. Rode 3 different trams and looked around all the buildings, took lunc...  more »
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  • Was here as a child many years ago and wanted to return and returning as an adult was great! The place has really matured over how I remember it, with so much to see and do. Was there during their Halloween festival and so it was very kid oriented, but still plenty for adults to see and do. Friendly staff. Was there with my parents - my father remembered riding 3 of the trams to school when he was a boy. Enjoyed lunch on site and there were several vendors to get a hot drink from. Tram sheds were clean and well presented. Workshop viewing area was superb. Great value for money!
  • Great place. It’s like the front at Blackpool all over again. So nice to see old buildings being reused here rather than them be destroyed. Such a nice place. Only downside are the signs for the place. It’s hard to find out in the middle of nowhere. But that isn’t the fault of the place. Small narrow hilly roads up there too.
  • There's much more to Crich than the trams, although riding the trams is great in itself. There's a woodland walk full of interesting sculptures and curiosities for children to explore. The Red Lion pub also serves an excellent selection of local real ales and does fish and chips (though we've noticed this isn't always available) The family ticket gives you unlimited return visits for a year which makes it excellent value. We've used our return ticket over the last year many times for free days out and also just as somewhere to pop in to amuse the kids en route to or back from somewhere else. There are also multiple events on throughout the year which always seem to be covered by the free return ticket. Our ticket has now expired but we'll definitely be going back to pick up another one.
  • Excellent place! The entry fee gives access for 12 months. As well as vintage tram rides with enthusiastic volunteer staff and the museum displays there are also woodland walks, carved tree sculptures, picnic areas, ball pool / soft play area and play park. All included in entry price. Rita's tea room is reasonably priced, with lovely freshly prepared foods, much of it locally sourced. It can be really busy, very popular, but that is well managed with numbers on stands and food being brought to tables. Highly recommended.
  • What a fantastic place! Great day out for families! So much to see, an ideal place for children to learn whilst having fun. Our grandson loved the tram rides and we enjoyed a lovely picnic along the woodland trail -don't miss all the wonderful sculptures! Plenty to do here on rainy days. Dogs on leads welcome. We are all looking forward to our next visit.

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