CRICH TRAMWAY VILLAGE - 26/10/03 - PAGE 1
Today we visit the home of the National Tramway Museum at Crich in Derbyshire. The attraction is located 15 miles north of Derby and is signposted from the A6 that runs from Derby towards Matlock and Bakewell. For a map of the local area click here. The weather is dry and sunny with clouds developing later in the day. For page two from Crich please click here.
|The admission fee includes unlimited tram rides throughout the day. We start at the Town End Tram Terminus as left and centre photo, notice TARDIS, a traditional police telephone in the centre image.|
|We jump off the train at the Wakebridge Tram Stop, where there is a lead mining display and sub-station which supplies the power for the trams. We walk back via the Woodland Walk where there are some impressive sculptures. Centre and right photos show Green Man by Andrew Frost.|
|The views from the trams are superb as you travel through the village. Right photo shows the Red Lion Inn.|
|It is not just the trams that give Crich Village it's character but the authentic buildings and atmosphere as well. Right photo, Crich is one of few museums to accept dogs although not in the tea room, these two looked happy to wait outside.|
|Crich prides itself on 'access for all' with a specially converted tram for wheelchairs, Braille guides and staff trained in deaf awareness. For more details of opening times, facilities and prices visit the Crich Tramway Village website by clicking here.|