Welcome to Crich Tramway Village News, where you'll find all the latest news and information from the National Tramway Museum.

Friday, 30 April 2010


A narrow gauge tramway in Scotswood which served works premises situated either side of a Newcastle Corporation tram route.

Photographed in July 1939 by the late Hugh Nicol.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Travelling back in time

Glasgow Corporation tramcar 1199 stands ready to reverse at Dalmarnock terminus beside a 'Tardis' police public call box, 1 June 1962.

Photograph by the late Maurice O'Connor

Friday, 23 April 2010

From Our Archives

Birmingham Corporation tramcars and crews await the final whistle of a West Bromwich Albion football match at the Hawthorns in the 1930s.

A photograph by the late W. A. Camwell.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Bentleys and Jane Eyre

The Bentley Owners Club visited the Museum on Tuesday.

Also the overflow carpark was being used by the production company filming Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall, Chatsworth and Wingfield Manor.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Cardiff 131 at Beamish

Below are more photos of Cardiff 131 during its visit to Beamish.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

1905 Cardiff Water Car arrives at Beamish


Cardiff 131 has arrived at Beamish to take part in their Power from the Past event.  Click on the link above for a photograph.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

A Passionate Woman

Part 1 of a 2-part TV version of writer Kay Mellor's 'A Passionate Woman' airs on BBC1 this Sunday evening (11 April). The drama takes place in 1950s and 1980s Leeds, with scenes starring Billie Piper, set during a 1950s visit to the city by the Queen, being filmed at Crich Tramway Village on 15 November 2009.

Although Leeds 180 featured as the main tramcar, MET 331 temporarily became an additional Leeds City Transport vehicle for some shots.

Produced by Leeds-based Rollem Productions, there's the possibility of a feature-length theatrical release in due course.

Watch this space!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter 1940s Weekend

If you have any photos from the event that you would be happy for us to use for future publicity purposes please email us enquiries@tramway.co.uk.  Thanks

First Visitors to the Exhibition Hall

The first visitors enjoying the newly opened Century of Trams exhibition on Good Friday.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

1940's Event

On Sunday 4th and Monday 5th April 2010 the Museum is holding its 1940's event.

The theme for the weekend is "The Home Front". We are inviting all to come and participate in the experience of wartime Britain and encounter air raids, A.R.P wardens, troop movements, unexploded bombs, rationing and the ever-present spivs.

The Museum is open till 11.00 pm tonight and from 9.30 am till 6.00 pm on Monday.

Century of Trams Exhibition

The Century of Trams Exhibition opened on Friday 2nd April 2010.

Thursday, 1 April 2010