The weekend of 22-23 June 2024 heralds the launch of a new event at Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum at Crich in Derbyshire. Past Times Living History Weekend brings history alive from several periods and is a real time traveller's day out.

The Ferrers Household will take you back to the 15th century with the forge, the pole lathe, pewter casting, calligraphy, cooking, carpentry, archery with fletching and bowyer (making arrows and bows), ferrets, children’s games from the period and medieval armour, which the public can access to dress up, hold and take photos. Children can also join in battle drills.

Then it's back to the Victorian period at the bandstand with Music Hall shows, parlour games with Queen Victoria and a visit from the Temperence League.

Mid-twentieth Century in the Village part of the museum will give a glimpse into a day in the life of tram drivers and conductors, Punch and Judy and an opportunity to learn the Charleston and have a go with toys from the past. Also visit Harnett’s Household Goods, a shop display that will take you down memory lane.

Candi Bell, Events Manager, says: “This is the first time we have included a multi-period focus in a single event, and we believe there will be something for everyone to enjoy a fun learning experience and that, for some, it will evoke memories from their childhood. As usual our vintage trams will be running from 10.30am.”

Pre-booking for the event is not necessary, and previous visitors with return tickets can use them.

For more information call 01773 854321 or email enquiry@tramway.co.uk

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