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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
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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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Great for railway enthusiast

This is a really interesting place for railway enthusiasts, I think most people would find it interesting for an afternoon with or without children.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alistair 1
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this attraction with my eight year old son recently who enjoyed it so much would like to go again, got a taxi from main station which cost a fiver as quite cold day and over 20 mins walk, the first exhibit the APT train he greatly enjoyed and allows access to all areas on train which is great, followed... More 

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Paralimni, Famagusta, Cyprus
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a small admission charge but this is a fantastic place for anybody that loves seeing steam engines. Many engines that you will not see anywhere else in the country. A real heritage site.

Thank Lesley B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really interesting place for railway enthusiasts, I think most people would find it interesting for an afternoon with or without children.

Thank Alistair 1
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I would not say that I am a railway enthusiast per se. I am interested in particular aspects of the railways that originate from once being employed in the industry. I feel that attractions like the Crewe Heritage Centre try to portray a fantasy idyll, and do so in a very poor quality. Much of the non-mechanical exhibits are poorly... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated behind Tesco in Crewe, the heritage centre is an interesting, informative and educational museum to visit with the entire family. There was lots of steam and diesel trains to look at and the staff were very kind and helpful. Overall, a great place to spend a visit at.

Thank wrightjw1
Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant little gem, £5 for adults and under 6s are free. My 2 year old boy absolutely loved every second of our visit. Being a railway signalling engineer, the interlocking on site were fantastic. We will be visiting again soon. It is not complete, but with only donations to go on, looking good.

Thank Jim H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A complete delight by little one, who was kept busy and enthralled. Would like to go again soon with both children.

Thank van v
Bangor . Gwynedd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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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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