From Our Editors
Celebrating the region's transport heritage, Crich Tramway Village is home to the National Tramway Museum, an array of outdoor attractions and the lovingly recreated atmosphere of pre-War England. Visitors can take in a collection of restored trams from different eras and hop aboard for a ride, with trams departing every 15 minutes on routes with rural views. Displays include rail, mining and printing artefacts, and a functioning workshop. Picnic areas, sculpture trails and woodland walks abound, wending around the Derwent Valley. Outdoor and soft-play areas keep youngsters entertained. On a street recreated from the tram's British heyday, The Red Lion pub, Poulson Room and Rita's Tearooms serve refreshments and meals while a gift shop plies mementoes and an old-fashioned sweetshop sells traditional sweets. Regular events include themed days, and educational workshops tailored to different age groups.