It’s back (for one week only for now and will return again towards the end of March). It is our look at just when and where you can go and take a ride on a heritage tram in the UK. With the February Half Term holidays for the schools taking place over the next week a number of tramways traditionally open their doors for the first time in the year and on top of that we have the winter stalwarts continuing operation. This list only includes those tramways which are open during the week so if it isn’t here you won’t be able to get a ride on a tram!
Beamish: The Living Museum of the North
Open daily from 15th-23rd February (1000-1600) with a tram service in operation around the Museum circuit.
The February Half Term will see Home Farm move into the Second World War era with a number of events due to take place to commemorate this.
From Monday 24th February until Wednesday 26th March 2014 the Museum reverts to winter opening (1000-1600) and is closed on all Mondays and Fridays with other weekdays seeing certain sections closed to visitors. The summer season will then commence on Thursday 27th March with daily opening between 1000 and 1700 each day until November.
Birkenhead Heritage Tramway
Remains open every Saturday and Sunday with trams operating between 1240 and 1630. In addition trams will be running on Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February.
Open daily Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February with the Yellow timetable in operation. Trams will depart Seaton every half hour between 1000 and 1600 returning from Colyton every half hour between 1030 and 1630.
Weekend operation will then commence on Saturday 1st March until Sunday 23rd March with the Yellow timetable again in use. Daily operation resumes on Saturday 29th March until Sunday 2nd November.
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 email@example.com. “Heritage Trams this week…” will return fully at the end of March.