Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museum

With restrictions due to be relaxed from Saturday 4th July in England it has been confirmed that tram museums and heritage services will be able to resume from that date. This round-up gives details of those lines which have confirmed their re-opening plans, anywhere which hasn’t made an announcement is not included.


Due to re-open from Thursday 23rd July. Further details – including whether a tram service will run – to follow.

Crich Tramway Village

Will be re-opening from Saturday 11th July with restrictions.

The museum will only be open Tuesday-Thursday (1000-1630) and Saturday and Sunday (1000-1730) with last admission 90 minutes before closing. These times will be in place until the end of July.

It is recommended that tickets are pre-purchased through the website and that before travelling you check the museum’s website and social media channels for updates.

You will receive a timed ticket for travel on the trams and will only be able to board and alight at Town End terminus. If you want more than one tram ride you should go to Admissions to request another timed ticket but this will be subject to availability. Face coverings should be worn on board the trams as with standard public transport travel.

The depots will be closed and one way systems will be initiated in exhibition areas and retail areas. The café will be take-away only.

Full details of the Covid-19 plan at Crich is available here.

Crich has been awarded the Visit England Covid-19 standard

North East Land, Sea and Air Museum

Due to reopen from Tuesday 21st July

Seaton Tramway

Re-opening from Saturday 4th July.

Details of timetable and opening times has yet to be released.

A number of guidelines have been introduced:

* Face coverings must be worn

* Contact details will be taken for Track and Trace

* Hand sanitiser on all Entrance and Exits

* Temperature checks on all staff

* Social distancing should be practiced at all times

* Stand on floor markings where present

* Please follow all staff instructions

* Sneeze guards installed at all till points

* Limited capacity and distancing on trams

* Hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds

Full details of Seaton’s response to make a visit as safe as possible can be found here.

Seaton has been awarded the Visit England Covid-19 standard

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3 Responses to Covid-19 update – heritage systems and museum

  1. pmh9800 says:

    Seaton announced yesterday that ‘yellow’ service will be used, with trams every 30 mins between 10-4. 4 trams will be used each day, with each driver keeping their own tram for the whole day (cleaning purposes), and currently only 8,9,10,11,14,15 and 16 will be considered for service, meaning 2,4,6,12 and 19 are confined to depot!

  2. John1 says:

    Whilst I applaud our museums and Heritage lines getting ready to open I do wonder about the visitor experience. 1 guaranteed ride at Crich is ludicrous. Restrict entry to allow 1 ride per car (assuming 2 or 3 car service). Advertise cars in advance so the numbers can be worked out and attract people who might otherwise think I’ll not bother. And before anyone says you can’t advertise, yes you can. You know which crews are on duty and what licenses they have so just for once tell them what to have – Blackpool do it! Advertise as late as possible to try and avoid the need for change due to weather! They should also allow people to alight at car park.

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