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  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

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  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

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  • Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    07 September 2020 Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    There is one more week for you to send in your favourite art work or craft piece to Clare Limb for display in the Community Art Sharing on 10th & 11th October at The Glebe.

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  • Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    02 September 2020 Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    Crich Medical Practice are holding flu clinics in September and October. 

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  • New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    02 September 2020 New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    From Wednesday 30th September patients will be asked to order their repeat Medication via the Medicines Order Line (01246 588 860) The order line offers a dedicated person who will have time to answer any medication queries this will free up the practice telephone line for more urgent phone calls.

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  • Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    29 August 2020 Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    Following the success of Outdoor popalong, which took place as part of the children's summer activities arranged by some members of the Crich Patient Participation Group, Popalong Outdoors will continue during September. 

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  • Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    13 August 2020 Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, has been thrown a lifeline through three main sources of funding to help it survive the current and future challenges faced by the national Covid19 crisis.

     

     

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  • FREE Kids Summer Activities

    11 August 2020 FREE Kids Summer Activities

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!

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  • Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    05 August 2020 Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, children's summer activities are now available at a reduced price.

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  • Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    31 July 2020 Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    The Summer Holiday Activities programme is here! Read about what's on offer and how to book.

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Please help to keep the trams running at Crich

by Andrew Auld

Tramway Guz Horse Drawn Tram

The National Tramway Museum began life at its Crich, Derbyshire site in 1959 and the trams started to arrive shortly afterwards. At first, the museum had just a dedicated team of volunteers, this gradually expanded with a small team of paid employees, who together have worked tirelessly to develop the beautiful Museum and visitor attraction that you can see today.

It has become an Accredited museum; a registered Charity and the collections are Designated as being of National significance. As an independent museum, it receives no statutory, or local authority funding and the visitors are the main source of income.

Since 21 st March 2020, following the compulsory lockdown, Crich Tramway has been unable to open to the public. The Museum has furloughed as many of our employed staff as possible to reduce costs and has applied to outside funding bodies for assistance, but their fixed costs remain.

General Manager, Dr Mike Galer said:

We do not know with any certainty when we will be able to re-open and this will need to be on a limited basis, without most of our large income-earning events. There is a possibility that we may not be able to open fully at all during the 2020 season. Our losses this year will be immense and potentially crippling, whilst we are currently surviving on our reserves many of these have been given to us for specific purposes and cannot be used to support our ongoing viability.

The Museum is appealing for funds to help keep it going. There are three ways to donate:

If you are a taxpayer you can ‘Gift Aid’ your donation to enable the Museum to receive a percentage back from the taxman as well. A Gift Aid form is therefore available to download from the donation page of the website should you be able to increase your contribution in this manner.

There are a range of incentives available for people able to give larger donations. Please contact the General Manager by email for details: mike.galer@tramway.co.uk

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