Welcome to Crich Tramway Village News, where you'll find all the latest news and information from the National Tramway Museum.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tower Wagon 4

Tower wagon 4 being used for the first time today.

Royal Wedding Tram

Chesterfield 7 has been decorated to celebrate the Royal Wedding; the tram will be running today, tomorrow and Friday.

Easter 1940s Weekend

Below are a selection of photos from our 1940s Weekend which took place on 24th and 25th April.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Return to Town End

Until 2 May, the Contractor's fencing around Stephenson's Workshop will be pulled clear of the tram lines, allowing tramcars to run right through to Town End rather than terminating outside the Red Lion.

Cars at Town End today included both Blackpool 40 and 167.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Easter Entertainment for all the family!

Get Crafty with our drop-in Craft Sessions!

The perfect way to keep the whole family entertained.

Monday 18th - Thursday 21st April
Spring and Easter themed crafts from 1-3pm

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th April
You can join in the fun on the run up to the Royal Wedding with plate decorating from 1-3pm

Thursday 28th April
Add style to your day by making a crown or tiara from 1-3pm

All craft activities are drop in sessions and are based in the Education Room.

Enjoy Easter 1940s Style

You may need your tin hat and gas mask if you visit Crich Tramway Village during its special 1940s Weekend on Easter Sunday and Monday 24th and 25th April. You can expect air-raid warnings and the sound of low flying aircraft and you will need your identity card for a real taste of life during the Second World War. Plus, if you dress up in 1940s clothes admission is only £8!

Policemen and members of the Home Guard will be patrolling the period streets and visitors must always be ready to show their identity card or risk being arrested as a spy! Beware the spivs selling black market goods and watch out for unexploded bombs. However the trusty ARP will be on hand to deal with any incidents including the incendiary bombs. The Red Lion public house will be serving drinks and wartime styled meals.


Ride the Royal Wedding Tram
We will be running a specially decorated ‘Royal Wedding Tram’ during the week of the Royal Wedding from 26th to 29th April.  Whats more if your name is Kate or William you will be invited to a FREE day out on Friday 29th April to celebrate the occasion.


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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Royal Wedding Tram

We will be running a specially decorated ‘Royal Wedding Tram' during the week of the Royal Wedding from 26th to 29th April to celebrate the occasion.

Decorated tramcars were a long tradition.  Here are a couple from our archives:

Nottingham Corporation Tramways car decorated for the 1911 Coronation of King George V.

Great Grimsby Street Tramways car decorated in the early 20th Century for the County Show.

Monday, 4 April 2011

1940s Dance

Bookings are now being taken for our 1940s dance with pie & pea supper priced £6 per person, taking place on Saturday 23rd April.

Pie choices:- Steak & Kidney, Chicken & Mushroom or Cheese & Onion. If you would like tickets, please send a cheque made payable to 'Tramway Museum Society' along with menu choices. Please also include an address you would like the tickets posting to.