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Crewe Heritage Centre

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Quite small but woth visit

It's not the best or biggest museum but they have nice collection of signal boxes and finally the... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia

Nice strip around, great for all ages. Interaction, information and friendly staff. Ideal for those... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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The Crewe Heritage Centre, built to commemorate 150 years of the town of Crewe, was opened in 1987 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Based in a truly unique location, right in the heart of the Grand Junction Railway. Our site is connected to the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
The Railway Age Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB, England
+44 1270 212130
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my name says, I'm a Train Geek. I go on a lot of rail holidays and visit every rail centre I can. This was a first visit to Crewe Heritage Centre for me, and I'll definitely be back! My chief reason for visiting was...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2018

It's not the best or biggest museum but they have nice collection of signal boxes and finally the APT-P train which makes this museum unique. I think that entry fee is reasonable and money goes to right place.

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

We have visited this place several times and it never fails to disappoint. Very friendly staff and loads of things to do. Unlike my review yesterday of Brockholes Nature Reserve this is completely the opposite. Hands on experience, very helpful volunteers and plenty to see...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

A lot to see at this museum, you get to go on a small engine and look round old buses and trains. nice café and not expensive to go in. run by volunteers

Thank Jayne F
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a very large museum with a vast range of exhibits, It's well established and well run by volunteers.

Thank 912phil
Reviewed August 18, 2018

As railway museums go, there is not a lot here. At least reflected in the fairly reasonable entrance fee. The APT is the main exhibit. Whilst it is fascinating, there is little real explanation of its history other than a very long video playing on...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Nice strip around, great for all ages. Interaction, information and friendly staff. Ideal for those interested in trains.

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

What a great place. I used to be a signalman on British Rail. Was transported back to my early years. The sights, the smells , the polish on the signalbox floor. Something for everybody. Buses, locomotives, railway memorabilia. Miniature railway for the children. 15 minutes...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

I took my eldest grandson here to , mostly for my benefit , see the fantastic array of railway . We were both amazed to see and get close to their stock . Will definately call again on my trip to Crewe ..

Thank raymonddavies
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This museum has a variety of locomotives (particularly traction) and rolling stock, including the Advanced Passenger Train. The exhibition centre is informative about Crewe itself - it doesn't just focus on the railway. There is a raised area by a former signalboxes that allows enthusiasts...More

Thank Graham R
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Sean B
August 9, 2017|
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Response from residentsbar | Reviewed this property |
Taxi cost is about £5 each way to the museum.
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Paula Jane K | Reviewed this property |
Yes but only outside the viewing platforms there are stairs to them.
November 26, 2016|
Response from CSmithAlsager | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember but it wasn't expensive. I think it was £10 for a family of 4.