Red ion pub at the Crich (National) Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Museum


A lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.  Travel on one of the many working trams.  Visit when there is a special event, such as the various vintage vehicle weekends, horse tram days, and war time remenicenses.

Visit the Tramway Museum website

What makes it special

  • Ride on one of the many
  • Attend one of the classic or vintage vehicle events

Opening Times

16th March to 12th April - daily 10:00 to 16:30 (except weekends to 17:30)

13th April to 8th Sept - daily 10:00 to 17:30

9th Sept to 27th October - daily 10:00 to 16:30 (except weekends to 17:30)

28th October to 3rd November - Starlight events


Adult: £17.50
Senior (aged 60+): £14.00
Child (aged 4 -15): £10.50

Hostels nearby

Crich Tramway Museum

Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

Map references

OS Map: 119

OS Grid Ref: SK344551

Lat/Lng: 53.092282, -1.486841

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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