Trains to Crewe Heritage Centre

How to get to Crewe Heritage Centre

Planning a trip to Crewe? Getting to Crewe Heritage Centre is simple, with various easy transport options available. You can reach this exciting attraction by train, bus, car or bike.

If you’re travelling by rail, the nearest train station to the Heritage Centre is Crewe Station. Trains to Crewe are frequent from destinations like Edinburgh, Liverpool, Wolverhampton and more. From the station, Crewe Heritage Centre is a quick 1 km walk, so you’ll arrive in no time.

For visitors travelling by bus, the nearest bus station (Crewe) is also around 1 km away, so it’s a quick walk to the centre from there.

If you choose to drive here, the centre offers free onsite parking for visitors. The centre is around 10 minutes from M6 J16, so your journey should be straightforward. Once you arrive in Crewe, follow the brown signs for ‘Heritage Centre’ and ‘Railway Age’.

Cycling is another great way to arrive at the Heritage Centre if you live quite local and enjoy a ride. The centre sits on the National Cycle Network’s route 451 and has 4 dedicated cycle parking spaces available.

What to do at Crewe Heritage Centre

Crewe Heritage Centre is a fantastic railway museum where children and adults alike can enjoy a day of fun and entertainment. Although popular with railway enthusiasts, this attraction has plenty for everyone.

With so much to do and see, the centre is a great place to spend a day. Visitors can enjoy a ride around the site on the miniature railway. An array of fun locomotives run on the miniature railway, including resident steam locomotive Jenny.

Visitors to the centre can see signal boxes used throughout history, like the North Junction Signal Box and Exeter West Signal Box. Each has its own interesting past to discover at the museum.

Take time to explore the main exhibition hall, filled with exciting pieces of history and culture. Here you’ll also find the centre’s model railways, with 00 gauge and N gauge layouts.

Crewe Heritage Centre events and exhibitions take place throughout the year. Events include things such as classic car shows and food and drink festivals. The annual Crewe Rail Ale Festival is popular, uniting craft beer lovers for a day of live music and fun.

The centre also has a cafe onsite, where visitors can buy hot or cold food. This is a great spot for a refreshment break amid all of the excitement. As an alternative, you are welcome to bring along your own food. There are various indoor and outdoor seating areas for guests to enjoy a bite to eat.

About Crewe Heritage Centre

Crewe Heritage Centre, in the past known as The Railway Age, resides on the site of the original Crewe Locomotive Works.

The Heritage Centre has come a long way throughout its history. During its official opening in 1987, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh even visited. The visit was to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Crewe Station’s first train arrival in 1837.

The site was first part of the Crewe Heritage Festival. Later, the festival's success prompted the Heritage Centre to reopen to the public in 1988.

Fast forward to the present day, and Crewe Heritage Centre continues to showcase the locomotive works’ rich history for all to see.

The centre is accessible to all and values providing a fun and safe experience for every visitor. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the site, with water bowls and treats provided. Disabled parking bays are available, and the centre supports visitors with hidden disabilities.

Ways to save on your train ticket to Crewe Heritage Centre

There are plenty of ways to ensure you’re getting the best deal on train travel. Save on trains to Crewe by following our helpful tips.

By booking in advance you can save money on your train tickets and have your trip organised nice and early. This stress-free ticket type is available on most Avanti routes.

A good way to ensure you grab the best Advance Tickets at the best prices is to sign up for Ticket Alerts. This way you’ll never miss out.

If you’re taking the whole family on a trip to the Crewe Heritage Centre, you can save with Family Train Tickets. These tickets enable families of up to 2 adults and 3 children to cut costs on train travel.

Of course, Railcards are always a great option when it comes to rail savings. For only £30 a year, card users can save 1/3 on train tickets every time they travel.

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