Crich Travel Guide

  • Crich - the Tramway Museum
    Crich - the Tramway Museum
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    Glasgow tram at Crich
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  • Millenium Beacon and Cricih Villlage, From Tower
    Millenium Beacon and Cricih Villlage,...
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Crich Things to Do

  • National Tramway Museum

    From the friendly and helpful ladies in the admission office to the volunteers who work on the trams this is a museum where the staff really do work hard to make this a wonderful place to visit. The National Tramway Museum is located just north of Crich village and is a wonderful glimpse at the past when travel was very different to today. The...

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Stained Glass

    Displayed in the turn of the century display at Crich Tramway Village, is a selection of stain glass of the type used to embelish trams, waiting rooms, etc..

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Quarry

    Crich Tramway Village is located at the site of an old quarry. There is still a working quarry next to the museum which works limestone from the nearby cliffs. On top of the cliffs you can see the Crich Memorial Tower

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Brush Falcon

    Displayed in the turn of the century display at Crich Tramway Village, the Brush Falcon, known affectionatey as the "Budgie" was situated on the top of the Brush Electrical Engineering Company works in Loughborough. They used to make tramcars.The giant bird is now popular with children and a good place to have your photo taken!

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Enamel Signs

    Crich Tramway Village has on display many examples of old enamel advertising signs. Some of these companies are still in existance today and others are long gone and forgotten

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  • View from A tram

    Fro you tram trip at Crich Tramway Village, you get fine views over the Derbyshire countryside. Be sure to sit upstairs on the left side to get the best views.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Clock

    The Derby Clock on display at Crich Tramway Village, was originally in the Old Derby Indoor Market. The movement is dated 1867

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Shops

    Crich Tramway Village at Town End has a row of authentic shops. Some of these are open, including one where you can buy books, postcards, etc..

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Gas Lights, Gas...

    Crich Tramway Village has many examples of Victorian gas street lights along the street. they have now been converted to rub on electricity.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Bundy Clock

    The Bundy Clock allowed management to check on the punctuality of tram services in the old days. Departing trams had to insert their key into the clock. The key was embossed with the number of their tram, and its time of departure was recorded on a roll of paper.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Old Organ

    Over 100 years old the organ on display at Crich Tramway Village was built by the Italian firm of Gavioli. it was imported by staem ride manufacturers, Savages of kings Lynn. Originally fed by folded card it was converted to a pin barrel player.It is still in working order today.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Victorian Pillar...

    The Victorian Pillar Box at the Crich Tramway Village is of the Penfold type, originally in use around 1870, in Manchester.It is still in use here and the Royal Mail collects posted letters every day, but Sunday.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Old Police Box

    The old Police Box at Crich Tramway Village is one originally used by the Metropolitan Police, London. It is of the type made popular in the Tv series Doctor Who.The box is now actually a listed building.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Old Sweet Shop

    At the Crich Tramway Village they have also created an old fashioned English sweet shop. Here you can buy all the old sweets and chocolate that you did as a child.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Red Lion Pub

    At the Crich Tramway Village they have rebuilt a traditional English pub, which was formerly at Stoke-uopn-Trent.It is fully functional and you can buy alcoholic drinks there.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Glory Mine

    Alongside the tracks on the tram route, there is a reconstruction of an old lead mine complete with machinery.You can alight from your tram here to have a look around.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, NSW Steam Tram

    Built in 1885 by Beyer Peacock of Manchester and exported to Sydney, Australia as a demonstartor. Restored to full workinf order at Crich. Now on display

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Sheffield 510

    Entered service in 1950, withdrawn in 1960. 510 took part in a farewell tour in its home city in October 1960.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Glasgow 22

    Built in 1922 and withdrawn from active service at the end of 1960, No.22 operated nearly four thousand miles at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988.Amongst others it carrried members of the Royal Family while on duty there.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Derby Corporation...

    On display in the Exhibition Hall Derby 1 dates from 1903 and was used for crew training prior to the opening of the electrified system in Derby where it ran for 30 years.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Edinburgh 35

    This tram has operated in Edinburgh, Blackpool and Glasgow Garden Festival before being displayed at Crich.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Sheffield 74

    After being sold to Gateshead, where it ran in much modified form until that system closed in 1951, Sheffield 74's lower deck survived as a suburban garden shed in the town. During its restoration at Crich it was fitted with an Edwardian Sheffield top deck.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Den Haag 1147

    A European styled example of a USA design classic PCC (Presidents Conference Committe) car built under licence by La Brugeoise, Belgium in 1957.

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  • Crich Tramway Village, Opporto 9

    This trailer car from Portugal is the only vehicle in the collection which has been hauled by three different forms of traction: mules, steam and electric.

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  • CrichTramway Museum - Blackpool &...

    Built in 1885 this is the oldest electric tram at Crich. On display in sheds and sometimes available for rides.

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  • Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village, formally Crich Tramway Museum, holds the national collection of trams. Exhibits include horse drawn trams, steam trams and electric trams. Most are from the British Isles, with a sprinkling of foreign vehicles.Admission entitles you to free tram rides along the museums tracks along a former quarry, with stunning views over...

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  • Cottages

    Crich has many examples of stone built cottages.This was one of the reasons why it was chosen as a location for the TV series Peak Practice. Many of the local buildings have featured in the series over the years.

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  • Crich Baptist Church

    The Crich Baptist Church is a fine example of a Victorian village church.It stands prominently beside the Market Place in Crich

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  • The Millenium Beacon

    The Millenium Beacon was built and lit to mark the dawn of the new millenium.Like its bigger brother this could also been seen from a great distance away.In the photo it can be seen alongside its better known, and taller tower.

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  • View From The Memorial Tower

    From the top of the tower you get 360o panoramic views over several counties.This one is southish, towards the Millenium Beacon, the village of Crich, And as far as Nottinghamshire.

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  • Memorial Light

    At he top of the tower is a light which flashes at night. Like a lighthouse the light can be seen from a great distance and is well known in this area.

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  • Memorial Plaque

    At the foot of the tower is a memorial plaque and tomb, which honours the thousands of men from the Sherwood Forestors who gave their lives in two world wars, and in conflicts since.

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  • Memorial Tower

    The tower was built in 1923 to commemorate the 11 409 men form the Sherwood Forestors regiment who lost their lives in the first world war 1914 - 1918.It was further dedicated to include the vitcims of the second world war.The tower is 29m high and some 191m above sea level. You can climb the stairs to the top of the tower to gain a marvelous view...

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