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

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

BBC East Midlands Today Filming

BBC East Midlands Today along with presenter Kylie Pentelow came to the Museum today to film a preview of our Easter 1940s Weekend.  Around 50 re-enactors were present along with several vintage vehicles and Kylie was able to drive Leeds 180.  Even Winston Churchill made a guest appearance!  The footage will air during April, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further details.  A very big thank you to all the re-enactors who took part!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Stone Workshop Development

Progress continues on the Stone Workshop. The roof has now been secured and replaced.

The North gable end has been rebuild

Concrete has now been laid on the 1st floor again creating 2 levels in the Stone Workshop Building.


The ground floor which is soon to be the new Learning Centre.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

This BBC series visited Crich last August.

The programme was aired on BBC2 on 16 March.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Visit Peak District Excel Awards 2011

On Thursday 10th of March the Excel Awards 2011 were held at Carriage House Chatsworth.

Tracey Reader (centre), a member of the Museum's volunteer Events Team was a finalist in the "Event Planner of the Year" category. The awards, organised by Visit Peak District and Derbyshire are to Recognise excellence in tourism, culture, leisure and hospitality.

Also present (l-r) Malcolm Wright, Adrian Roberts, Tracey Reader, Lynda Wright and Doug Kightley.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Behind The Scenes Talks

The Curatorial team had a great turn out for the Behind the Scenes talks which took place during February half term. All our visitors who attended our three daily talks really enjoyed the chance to see some of the historically important items which are stored in the John Price Memorial Library.

A number of our regular volunteers were present throughout the week, so visitors also got the opportunity to see some of the conservation work that the curatorial department is currently undertaking with the help of our volunteers.

Watch out for talks later in the year, where we'll take a look at some more items from the stored collections, as well as updating on some of the conservation work that is going on.

If any one has any suggestions for talks, i.e would you like to know more about particular areas of conservation or how we digitise the photographic collection, then why not drop us an email at enquiries@tramway.co.uk or laura.waters@tramway.co.uk

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Tramway Beginnings - First Draft of Crich Film

This is the first cut of a film in development as part of the Museum’s Learning Flagship Project, The Talking Museum, funded by Renaissance East Midlands. The project aims to work with the local community, Museum volunteers and staff to explore the impact of the Museum’s presence in the village since 1959. The final film will become part of the oral history archive of both the Museum and the village. It will be exhibited at the museum and presented to the village. The Museum is grateful to LCA Digital and Focused Learning and Interpretation who have helped to make this happen.