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Tram museums

The National Tramway Museum (trading as Crich Tramway Village) is a tram museum located at Crich , Derbyshire, England. The museum contains over 60 (mainly British) trams built between 1873 and 1982 and is set within a recreated period village containing a working pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and tram depots. The museum's collection of trams runs through the village-setting with visitors transported out into the local countryside and back. The museum is operated by the Tramway Museum Society, a registered charity.

The trams at Crich mostly ran in cities in the United Kingdom prior to the 1960s, with trams rescued (even from other countries) as the systems closed. Most of the UK tram networks, with a few exceptions closed before the 1960s. The last to close was Glasgow Corporation Tramways in 1962, a tramway well represented at the museum, leaving just the Blackpool Tramway as the sole surviving first-generation tramway. There has been a recent revival in the use of trams, with new networks opened including Tramlink, Sheffield Supertram, West Midlands Metro, Edinburgh Trams, Manchester Metrolink and the nearby Nottingham Express Transit being built and extended.

In recent years the work of the society members and the income earned from visitors has been supplemented by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Designation Challenge Fund of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and the DEFRA Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. The Crich Tramway Village remains an independent charity, which receives no funding from the state or local government and relies on the voluntary contribution made by members of the Tramway Museum Society and its visitors.

The village is also home to the Eagle Press, a small museum dedicated to letterpress printing including an 1859 Columbian printing press.


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Opening hours and entrance fee

The National Tramway Museum
Crich Tramway Village,  


DE4 5DP 

+44 1773 854 321

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Heaton Park Tramway

Heaton Park Tramway operates in Heaton Park in Manchester. It is run by the Manchester Transport Museum Society. We currently have an operating fleet of 4 electric trams and one horse tram.

The trams run on a stretch of track dating back to the original Manchester Tramway which used to operate into the park. Since opening in 1980, we have extended the line twice and now run as far as the boating lake.

We operate on Sundays throughout the year.

Heaton Park itself is one of the largest municipal parks in Europe. Heaton Park forms the gardens of 18th Century Grade 1 listed Heaton Hall. As well as the Hall and Heritage Tramway, attractions within Heaton Park include a boating lake, golf course, pitch and putt, horticultural centre, farm centre, football pitches, bowling greens, play areas and gardens.

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Middleton Road Depot,
Heaton Park,
M25 2SW


0161 740 1919

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