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Crewe Heritage Centre

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Address: The Railway Age Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1270 212130
10:00 - 16:30
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Crewe Heritage Centre, built to commemorate 150 years of the town of...

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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A step back in time

Very well located next to several BR mail routes this day out immerses you into all things 'train' for the duration of your visit. From the complete HST that you can actually sit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Bangor . Gwynedd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit I have not visited this Centre as often as I would like to have done . I took my eldest grand son there with me some year or so back and he was absolutely amazed at the different railway equipment there especially the various loco's. Simply marvellous . Thank you one and all .

Thank raymonddavies
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Crewe Heritage Centre has an interesting collection of signalling equipment and signal boxes on site. It does however suffer from a lack of covered spaced for rolling stock and as a result you are greeted with a lot of rusting trains kept outside. The internal displays could do with a refresh.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Visit November 16. Ok to be absolutely fair, it was an out of season visit; however I still found it to be underinvested and poor facilities. Ok for kids on the narrow gauge railways, and the signal boxes were interesting. I did feel it was run down and not much for the enthusiast. Considering Crewe was a massive facility in... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A motley collection of railway items from the past. The most valuable are the Crewe North Signal Box installation and the reconstructed signalbox from Exeter. The Advanced passenger train of the 1980's is well worth visiting.

Thank 639discerning
Winsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I took my two daughters here today for the toy and train fair. We had a blast. We really enjoyed looking at everything! Children loved looking at the trains, signal room etc highlight was the miniature train of course. I must say all the staff were fantastic and made sure you had a great day.

Thank xxJOJOxx83
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Ellexent day, with lots of military vehicles to see of past and present. Ellexent for any train enthusiasm to see and viewing platforms to watch the trains coming out of the crewe station, with the old junction box with all the signals .The centre has a series of exhibits, ranging from the only surviving APT-P train, miniature railways, three open... More 

Thank Paula Jane K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very well located next to several BR mail routes this day out immerses you into all things 'train' for the duration of your visit. From the complete HST that you can actually sit in (we invented it, but just could not get it right) to the several buildings holding exhibits and ex operational BR signals, this was a completely enjoyable... More 

Thank PB067
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My heart wants to say that I love this place but in all honesty it really is somewhere with little to appeal to visitors who are not already railway enthusiasts. An interesting museum, signal boxes, some good model railways, a few static locomotives and of course the Advanced Passenger Train. Contrary to some reviews I have seen I found the... More 

Thank argosy2gb
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

good for a day or afternoon out. We visited when there was a local open day by a group, and it was very interesting and good.

Thank tippsy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Took my train mad teens for a day out, we travelled by train and walked the short distance to the centre. We found this a little tricky as the route was not sign posted. Centre was well laid out and the staff were very friendly. Refreshments were available in the tearoom, very reasonably prices with a cup of tea costing... More 

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