In Preview: Crich Tramway Village reopens

The Crich Tramway Village will be reopening from Saturday 11th July with the museum open every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice. As with the Seaton Tramway, a number of changes in how they will operate have been announced taking into consideration the latest government Covid-19 advice.

When does the Crich Tramway Village reopen?

Saturday 11th July and then every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice.

What service will be running?

Regular services will run when the museum is open. All tram rides must be booked at admissions.

How will the service operate?

* Trams can only be boarded and alighted from at Town End – none of the intermediate stops will be available for this purpose.

* Tram rides must be pre-booked at admissions. You are advised to arrive at Town End 5 minutes before the allocated departure time. If you would like a second ride in the day you will have to return to admissions to book this although there is no guarantee this would be available.

* Face coverings must be worn on board the trams but everyone except for those exempt according to government guidelines

What other Covid-19 changes are there?

* The depots will be closed

* Exhibition areas will be open but one way systems will be in operation along with floor markings to ensure social distancing can be adhered to.

* Reduced capacity for any indoor areas

* Hygiene screens have been installed at catering and retail outlets

* Enhanced cleaning measures have been introduced

A new tram ride free ticket is also being made available for visitors to Crich. This is a cheaper ticket for those who just wish to visit the museum without taking a tram ride. The advice for anyone going to Crich is to pre-book your ticket to save time and make it easier on arrival. Anyone visiting is advised to check Crich’s social media channels for the latest information.

The full guidance for visiting Crich is available on their website.

With Crich following in the footsteps of Seaton as the second heritage tramway to reopen this will again be a time to see how successful reopening is. At the time of writing no other heritage tramways have announced their planned reopening, as although Beamish will be reopening on 23rd July this will initially be without any form of transport running.

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