One of the Peak District’s most popular attractions – Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, has re-opened to the public, from Saturday 11th July 2020.
The venue has been closed since 20th March due to the Covid 19 pandemic, but with the latest government advice and easing of restrictions, the family favourite attraction will once again welcome visitors – following guidelines and with social distancing in place.
Initially the village will open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and weekends.
Social distancing, hand sanitising, PPE for staff, screens at information points and tills, take-away catering service, and one-way directional guidance with no interactives in exhibitions, are some of the measures which the management team have implemented to ensure guests can have the best possible experience whilst feeling safe to enjoy their visit.
Ride the vintage trams with breathtaking views of Derwent Valley
A great day out for all the family, there’s a range of things to do during your visit. 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.
The trams, crewed by a team of volunteers, will be limited, and face coverings should be worn as per the national guidance for public transport.
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.
General Manager, Dr Mike Galer said:
“The measures we have in place follow the guidance of the government, local authority and Public Health England. VisitEngland has approved our measures via their ‘We’re Good To Go’ national scheme. We hope our visitors understand that there will be restrictions on our normal offering, and we appreciate their patience in these difficult times”.
“Many of our regular visitors are keen to return, and we look forward to welcoming them and new visitors on 11th July. We have produced a ‘Covid 19 Crich Tramway Village guidance’ sheet, which describes what visitors can expect and this can be downloaded from our website: tramway.co.uk”.
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!
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.
In line with other venues, the indoor 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 online.
For those who prefer not to take tram rides at the moment, special day rates without tram rides have been introduced, and these are payable on arrival. If you have any questions or queries about your visit, please email: [email protected]
Standard entry tickets are required for both Crich Tramway Village – save 50p per ticket on full priced tickets by booking online at least 24 hours in advance.
Entry / Cost: Adult £18, Senior / 60+ £14.50, Child (4-15) £11 (children aged under 4 yrs admitted free of charge), Family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £41. Free return admission on full price tickets within 12 months.
Opening times for 11th – 31st July 2020: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am – 4.30pm (last admissions 3pm), Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm). August – September to be confirmed.
Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP
T: 01773 854321