One of the Peak District’s most popular attractions – Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, reopened its outside areas on Monday 12th April to Sunday 16th May, subject to Covid-19 guidelines.
The Derbyshire attraction will be open Saturdays through to Thursdays from 10am to 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm) under Step 2 of the UK Government road-map for reopening the economy.
Outside areas including the outdoor playground and woodland walk will be accessible and there will be limited trams running.
General Manager, Dr Mike Galer said: “The same Covid-19 measures will be in place as we operated last season, including social distancing, hand sanitizing, PPE for staff, screens at information points and tills and take-away catering service, with some outside seating.”
Ride the vintage trams with breathtaking views of Derwent Valley
The trams, which are crewed by a team of volunteers, will be limited, and face coverings should be worn as per the national guidance for public transport.
The Vintage trams which date back to the 1900s, transport you along the traditional village street setting into open countryside with breathtaking views of Derwent Valley.
There’s definitely a sense of stepping back in time along the recreated period street. Many of the buildings along the street have been rescued from towns and cities across the UK, such as the Derby Assembly Rooms façade which came to Crich after a tragic fire.
Members of the public will need to book a timed ticket for tram rides on arrival, and there will only be one stop for getting on and alighting the trams, to help ensure the safety of passengers, volunteers and staff.
Face coverings will also be required to be worn in the shops (the same exemptions as for public transport apply).
The attraction have produced a ‘Covid-19 Crich Tramway Village guidance’ sheet, which describes what visitors can expect and this can be downloaded from their website here.
In line with other venues, the indoor exhibitions, tram depot and soft play area will remain closed and the numbers in indoor areas such as the shops and on the trams will be limited. Card and contactless payments are preferred, and full-priced tickets can be purchased on their website.
Sculpture trail woodland walk
Stretch your legs on the sculpture trail with the Woodland Walk as the perfect place to escape for a picnic or to while away the hours surrounded by nature. Look out for the sculptures which lurk around every corner such as the Troll and the Green Man!
Marketing Manager, Amanda Blair said: “For the period between 12th April and 16th May we have introduced special day rates, which are payable on arrival. Visitors who still have valid annual tickets or annual membership may use these to return.”
To help you plan your visit and to find out what’s in store for the year ahead, download their new 2021 leaflet here.
Entry / Cost: Single day entry tickets apply for the outdoor period, 12th April – 16th May 2021. Adult & Senior £8, Child (4-15) £6 (children aged under 4 yrs admitted free of charge), Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children or 1 adult, 4 children) £20.
Standard entry tickets will then apply from Monday 17th May 2021 when Crich Tramway Village will open indoor areas with Covid-19 measures still in place and it is hoped for a return to normal operation from 21st June 2021. Please check their website for the latest prices and opening times.
Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP
T: 01773 854321