The National Tramway Museum in Crich, Derbyshire, has announced that they have received a National Lottery grant of £84,800 for an exciting new project.
‘Exploring the Historic Landscape of Crich Tramway Village’ is the new project made possible because of money raised by National Lottery players and working with the Peak District Mines Historical Society. The project will focus on the industrial and the natural heritage of the site, and will also explore woodland and local folklore.
The Tramway Museum Society will also be contributing over £25,000 to the project, specifically for the restoration of a historic tram shelter.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, or HLF, the project is hoping to encourage village visitors to explore the new aspects of the village and look at their surroundings differently. The museum is also going to carry out improvements to create more things to see and do in the Woodland Walk and at the Wakebridge tram stop.
What did the officials say?
Commenting on the award, General Manager Dr Mike Galer said:
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to explore folklore and myth in the Derbyshire landscape that our tramway travels through and to improve our offer to our visitors, thanks to National Lottery players.”
Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said:
“I’m delighted that we have been able to support the National Tramway Museum to enhance the landscape of Crich Tramway Village. Thanks to National Lottery players, this project will celebrate the area’s rich industrial and natural heritage and create more ways for visitors to enjoy it in the future.”
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