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
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.
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.