From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present
Crich Tramway Village
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Derbyshire
53° 5′ 21.48″ N, 1° 29′ 10.75″ W
SK3439854832
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1967
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Crich Tramway Village, also known as the National Tramway Museum is located at Crich in Derbyshire. The village contains a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and is also home to the Eagle Press, a small museum dedicated to letterpress printing.

The museum houses a collection of trams which runs trough the village and transports visitors into the countryside, along a mile of track. Most of the trams ran along the streets of cities in the United Kingdom before the 1960's.

The museum's overhead wire system allows all types of current collection to be used. The museum currently houses trams with trolley poles, bow collectors and pantographs.

The museum has over 60 tramcars from varied locations including Berlin, Blackpool, Chesterfield, Derby, New York and Sheffield.

The Southampton 45 tram was the very first tramcar to be preserved by the Tramway Museum Society, purchased for just £10 in 1949, after the closing ceremony of the Southampton Corporation.