Heritage Trams this week…

It’s that time of the week again when we bring you a round-up of when and where you can travel on heritage trams across the UK. Once again if you know of any errors or omissions please let us know and we will make the change. All the information here is given in good faith but you are advised to check before travelling any significant distance with the organisations involved.

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

Open daily between 1000 and 1700 with trams operating each day round the Museum circuit.

Birkenhead Heritage Tramway

Trams continue to operate Saturdays and Sundays. First tram from Woodside Ferry at 1300, last tram departs Woodside Ferry to Depot at 1630.

Black Country Living Museum

Opening daily between 1000 and 1700. One tram will normally be in service each day.

Blackpool Tramway

The Heritage Tram service will next operate on Sunday 23 June (Totally Transport day) when four trams (two in morning and two in afternoon) will be in use. It then operates on Sunday 21 July (in connection with the Fleetwood Transport Festival) and the August Bank Holiday weekend before reverting to running nightly during the lluminations.

Crich Tramway Village

Now open daily until 3rd November. Museum is open between 1000 and 1730 with trams operating daily.

Douglas Horse Tramway

Operating daily until Sunday 15 September. First tram departs Strathallan at 0900 with last departure at 1800.

East Anglia Transport Museum

The Museum is open every Thursday (1300-1700), Saturday (1300-1700) and Sunday (1100-1700, except during special events) until the end of September.

Heaton Park Tramway

Closed on Sunday 9 June due to a concert in the Park. It will next be open on Sunday 16 June when a Tram Driving Experience will be on offer for £10 for a round trip to celebrate Father’s Day. The tramway is then open every Sunday until the end of September with trams running 1200-1700.

Manx Electric Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6th October. Timetable C (10 departures from Douglas between 0910 and 1640) resumes operation on Saturday 8 June and will run until Friday 19 July. Evening services will also run Wednesday 12, Friday 14, Wednesday 19, Friday 21, Saturday 22, Wednesday 26, Friday 28 June, Wednesday 10, Friday 12, Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 July.

Seaton Tramway

Open daily until the start of November. Trams will run to the blue timetable until Thursday 13 June (departures every 20 minutes between 1000 and 1620 from Seaton and 1030 and 1650 from Colyton). On Saturday 8 June the first of several “Eastbourne” running days will operate when the service will be provided by those trams which previously ran in Eastbourne before the tramway made the move to Devon and then on Sunday 9 June it is the “Classic Car Show” which also includes photo opportunities on the tramway and depot visits. On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June the green timetable will run (departures every 30 minutes between 1000 and 1600 from Seaton and 1030 and 1630 from Colyton).

Snaefell Mountain Railway

Operating daily until Sunday 6 October with timetable C in operation from Saturday 8 June (every half hour between 1015 and 1545) and until Friday 19 July. Evening services will run on Wednesdays and Fridays in June plus Saturday 22 June.

Summerlee – The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

The Museum is open daily between 1000 and 1600.

The information provided above is given in good faith and is correct to the best of our knowledge. If you know of any errors please contact us by using the comments section below or by emailing gareth.bto@hotmail.co.uk.

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2 Responses to Heritage Trams this week…

  1. Gareth Prior says:

    Providing the weather remains fine Birkenhead 20 will be in service on the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway this weekend. What more excuse do you need to visit?

    • Dave Chambers says:

      Hi Gareth,
      Thanks for the tip off !, made the journey to the tramway yesterday (Sunday) and had a great day with Birkenhead 20, the first time I’ve seen it …..cheers

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