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Crewe Heritage Centre is located in the heart of Crewe to the North of Crewe station between the main railway line to the North West and Scotland and the railway line to Chester. A great day out for all of the family!

The Crewe Heritage Centre, built to commemorate 150 years of the town of Crewe, was opened in 1987 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In the early 1990's the name was changed to 'The Railway Age' to reflect the railway side of the centres activities which was being given more prominence at the time. Following a change of management in 2007, the decision was taken to return to the original name of The Crewe Heritage Centre and to the original aims to reflect the wider aspects of the heritage of the town in addition to its railway history.

As a result, you can now see displays from notable Crewe-based companies such as Mornflake Oats, Bentley and Whitby Morrison, the makers of ice cream vans. In addition to this there are many displays about the towns well known buildings and features, not forgetting the towns railway heritage. We also have displays about Crewe, Virginia, USA which itself is a railway town and took its name from ours.

Our site is connected to the mainline railway network with the result that we have frequent visiting main line steam locomotives present on site in addition to our own collection of rolling stock.

Our unique location at the junction of the West Coast Main Line, North Wales and Manchester lines provides the ideal viewing point from the balcony of the North Junction signal box to watch the present day operations on the main line railway network with both passenger and freight readily seen passing our location.

We host numerous special events throughout our main season and on other special occasions, details of which can be found on the website.

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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