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Crewe Heritage Centre

The Railway Age Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB, England
+44 1270 212130
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For the enthusiast.........

The first thing to say it that this Heritage Centre is extremely difficult to find. We had googled... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rowan B
Melbourne, Australia
Great Day Out

We have been twice now taking our young grandchildren. It’s a great place for adults to learn about... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Linda W
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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The Railway Age Vernon Way, Crewe CW1 2DB, England
+44 1270 212130
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing to say it that this Heritage Centre is extremely difficult to find. We had googled it and loaded the details into the satnav only to go around in ever decreasing circles trying to locate it. Any pointer signs are either not where...More

Thank Rowan B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We have been twice now taking our young grandchildren. It’s a great place for adults to learn about the history of Crewe Railways, and lots for kiddies to see and touch. There is a miniature railway to take the young children on, the staff are...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The grandchildren loved it and kept them quiet for a few hours. Very welcoming staff and the place is kept in top quality condition. A must visit for us people of Crewe and visitors

Thank cheshireJ90
Reviewed 27 September 2017

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 8 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 31 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
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Sean B
10 August 2017|
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Response from residentsbar | Reviewed this property |
Taxi cost is about £5 each way to the museum.
22 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.