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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village in the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire is home to the National Tramway Museum and a recreated Edwardian-style village.

The site, located in a former limestone quarry once owned by George Stephenson, includes various historic buildings and stuctures that have been reassambled such as the Derby Assembly Rooms (pictured below), Bowes-Lyon Bridge, the Red Lion Pub from Stoke and a tardis-like police box that once stood in Ealing Broadway in London.

The main attraction at Crich Tramway Village is riding the number of period trams (there are over 60 in the collection of which about 15 are running) and exploring the history of trams in Britain and other countries from the earliest horse-drawn streetcars to models from the 1960s. There are original, restored trams from Douglas in the Isle of Man, Berlin, Blackpool, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, London, New York, Porto (in Portugal), Prague, Sheffield and Southampton.

Visitors to Crich Tramway Village may also want to visit nearby Cromford Mill, Cromford Station, Masson Mills, Matlock Bath and Cromford Canal.

Crich Tramway Village
Tel: 01773 854321
Map of Crich

Crich Tramway Village is south of Matlock off the A6 to Derby.

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