Heritage Railways & Trams
Journey back in time and enjoy a nostalgic steam or diesel train ride on one of Derbyshire's preserved heritage railways or take an historic tram ride through time at Crich Tramway Village, home of The National Tramway Museum - an ideal day out for all ages.
Take a nostalgic train ride with Peak Rail, which is a preserved railway operating between Matlock and Rowsley South Stations. Steam services operate throughout the year together with a host of various special events. You can even enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch, cream or afternoon tea whilst riding on the Palatine Restaurant train car!
Another place that you can enjoy a vintage train ride is on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway. They operate services between Wirksworth and Duffield mainly using heritage diesel railcars, and on selected days, steam hauled services- a great day out whatever the weather.
Crich Tramway Village- home of the National Tramway Museum, is a great place to visit- whatever your age. You’re free to ride the trams all day (and your ticket is valid for an entire year after that) or till your heart’s content from the top to the bottom of Crich Tramway Village. You can go into the viewing gallery of the tram workshop and see the experts restoring old trams to their former glory. Don’t miss out on seeing the Tramway Museum, full of brilliant examples of trams from all over the country- there’s traditional looking pub in the village too!