Horse drawn tram at Crich Tramway Village

The National Tramway Museum near Matlock

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Crich Tramway Village

If you are looking for a great day out whilst visiting Derbyshire, look no further than Crich Tramway Village. Crich Tramway Village is a brand name for the National Tramway Museum. This nostalgic village with its lovingly resorted buildings and vintage trams, allows visitors to experience a time now past.

Ride the Trams

On admission to the village, you will be given ‘old money’ to pay for your tram rides. The trams run all day along the village main street out into the surrounding countryside where you get wonderful views of the Derwent valley. As a visitor to the village, you are welcome to ride the electric trams as often as you wish.


Other attractions in the village are the workshops which give you an opportunity to watch the engineer’s servicing the trams and carrying out restoration work. There are over 30 different trams to view in the depot from different eras, countries, and towns. You may even spot one from a place near you!

The History of the Trams

In the museum, you will find out how the tram was developed and its history. From the horse-drawn vehicles of bygone years to our almost silent electric trams, you now find them in many cities across the country such as Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham. Social history related to trams can be found in the George Stephenson Discovery centre.

Many of the building in the village also come from all over the country. Taken down brick by brick and transported to Crich where they have been lovingly rebuilt and restored. In the Tramway village, is the  Pub, The Red lion, a café, and gift shop.

Things to do for the Children

For children, there is also an adventure playground, an indoor soft play area and a ball pool for younger children.

During the year, the tramway village holds special events, such as World War Two weekends and days out by the sea.


Crich tramway attraction in Matlock

Crich Stand, War Memorial of the Sherwood Forester Regiment

If you are visiting Crich you must also visit Crich Stand, a lighthouse in the middle of the countryside. In fact, the Stand is a war memorial to the soldiers of the Nottingham Forrester’s Regiment who died in World War I. The stand is the 3rd such building on the site. Early records show that the site has been used, possibly as a warning beacon, as early as 1588 when the Spanish Armada was sighted off the English coast. You can ascend the stand for free and on clear days you can see Lincoln Cathedral 50 miles away. There is a small charge for parking your car.

Crich Tramway and Crich Tower War memorial to Mercian Regiment

Discounted Attraction Tickets

If you are visiting Derwent House or our Glendon Bed and Breakfast and planning a visit to Crich Tramway museum let us know as we have discounted attraction tickets. For further information about Crich Tramway Village visit

Tram tracks at Crich National Tramway Museum


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