The Crewe Heritage Centre offers visitors an insight into Crewe’s strong links with the railways.
One of the major exhibits is the Advanced Passenger Train (APT), the tilting high speed train developed by British Rail in the 1970s. Visitors can explore three signal boxes, or take a ride on the 600 yard miniature railway.
The exhibition hall contains a number of exhibits relating to other aspects of Crewe’s history. Pride of place goes to the prototype of the Bentley Continental GT, launched by local company Bentley Motors in 2003.
The museum hosts a number of events throughout the year including model railway exhibitions and auctions. For further details visit the official website.
Admission to the museum costs £5 for adults and £2 for children and seniors. The entry ticket includes a ride on the miniature railway.
Visitors who have travelled by train on the Manchester – Crewe or Derby – Crewe lines are entitled to a 2 for 1 ticket.
The Crewe Heritage Centre is open at weekends and bank holidays between Easter and the end of September. Opening times are 10 am to 4.30 pm.
Visitors travelling by car should leave the M6 motorway at Junction 16 and take the A500 towards Crewe and Nantwich. At the first roundabout take the A5020 and then at the next roundabout go straight on to the A532 (signposted Crewe Town Centre). At the end of the A532 follow the brown tourist signs.
The Crewe Heritage Centre is off Vernon Way, next to a Tesco supermarket.