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Crewe Heritage Centre

The Railway Age Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB, England
+44 1270 212130
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Loads to watch and see

We have been here several times. It is located between two active main railway lines with trains... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Something for everyone to see

Not a bad size centre with something that most people will find something to look at. you can watch... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Wark, 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 mainline railway network with the result that we have frequent visiting main line steam and Diesel locomotives present on site in addition to our own collection of rolling stock. We also have three spectacular Miniature Railway's, offering 3.5", 5" and 7.25" gauges. We offer the facility of hiring the site out and have worked with rail industry and non-rail industry partners in the past. If you are interested in hiring the Site or the Exhibition Hall, please Contact Us.
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  • Average16%
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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 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times. It is located between two active main railway lines with trains constantly passing by - there is a viewing deck complete with café. Just visit to see the older locomotives and a complete Advanced Passenger Train which was the...More

Thank centralheatking
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Not a bad size centre with something that most people will find something to look at. you can watch the trains go along the main line go on old trains and even have a ride on a small train I loved that . Model trains...More

Thank helensims61
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have lived in Crewe for forty plus years and this summer i decided to have a look at the heritage centre. The added attraction for me was a visit by the Royal Scot engine,lots of people milling around seeming to enjoy the experience. Great...More

1  Thank philnjoy
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Once we eventually found this centre which was very poorly signposted, but is alongside the Tesco Extra Store in Crewe, the effort was very worthwhile. Purchased a very sensibly priced family admission ticket and the went on a miniature railway which the children loved. Then...More

1  Thank LizzieZoom
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Open most week-ends - small entrance fee. My grandson loves this place! Working model railways on display in the main hall and the observation room which overlooks Crewe Mainline Station. There are usually locomotives on display here, sometimes visiting steam locos either for repair or...More

1  Thank rojan76
Reviewed 6 August 2017

As it is in Crewe, I would have thought the centre would have had more interesting and informative displays and really relating to the railway heritage of past years of steam.

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Went to this centre's 30th Anniversary weekend. Had a lovely day there but was disappointed by the lack of "steam" memorabelia displayed around the site especially as we had travelled all the way from Somerset, and Crewe was a major steam centre in years gone...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Being Crewe born from a railway family and a regular visitor to see family I was surprised to realise I had never visited this sire in its 30 years of operation. Why I am not sure s this was a very enjoyable visit and at...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Visited with our grandchildren who really enjoyed looking at all the exhibits. They really loved the ride on the minature train, waving the flags provided at everyone we passed. They loved the model train set layouts also.

Thank GrannyM_12
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Interesting place with lots of things to see. There is an old signalling board, few big Hornby train-sets. You can buy some refreshments, hot tea or coffee. You can observe the rail traffic from to of the roof/terrace of signalling box. There is an APT...More

Thank Irek21
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Sean B
9 August 2017|
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Response from residentsbar | Reviewed this property |
Taxi cost is about £5 each way to the museum.
21 February 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.
26 November 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.