Posted by: Laura Hammond
Wed 25th May 2022
Discounted entry to Crich Tramway Village is being offered while areas of the attraction are closed due to safety concerns.
The tramway village decided to close last week, on May 18, after an inspectors from the Office of Rail and Road highlighted two areas of concern.
Repairs have since taken place to the traction pole in the main street, near to the Red Lion pub, meaning part of the village has been able to reopen to the public today (Wednesday, May 25).
The main street, shops, refreshments, Stephenson’s Discovery Centre, Workshop Viewing Gallery and Eagle Press are all now open to the public again.
However, a restriction remains in place on the Depot Fan – where trams enter and exit the depot.
The concern requires more extensive work by external contractors, so the tram depots, indoor play area and Exhibition Hall remain closed. It also means that trams are unable to operate.
Discounted entry to Crich Tramway Village is being offered while this part of the attraction remains closed.
Adults can buy day tickets for £10 while children will be admitted for free.
Dr Mike Galer, general manager of Crich Tramway Village, said: “We take safety very seriously at the museum and we are opening the areas which are no longer under a safety restriction to visitors.
“Our Great British Seaside Event planned for Saturday, May 28 to Saturday, June 4 will go ahead with the entertainment planned, but without the trams running.
“Since we cannot operate our trams and still have some areas closed, we are offering a discounted day entry price of just £10 for adults and offering free admission to children.
“Those visitors wishing to purchase free return tickets may still do so at our standard prices, so that they can return when all areas are full accessible again.”
Discounted day tickets are not available online and should be purchased on arrival.
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