Due to operational commitments by various TOCs resulting in a lack of available locomotives, we have reluctantly had to cancel the planned Diesel Gala weekend for the start of the 2019 season. We will however be open from April 6th when all our regular attractions will be available.
We welcome back the newly extended ‘45C Westlands’ OO Model Railway layout that will be on display for the first three weekends in April. ...
We’re getting closer to one of our biggest events of the year, Berries Beans & Beer - Crewe returns for its third year here at the Crewe Heritage Centre.
Advanced tickets go on sale this FRIDAY! 🍺🍷🍸☕️It's a big week in the world of Berries Beans & Beer, the drinks festival with a twist at the Crewe Heritage Centre!
In the build up to tickets going on sale online this Friday 1st February we will be announcing one band each day. You asked for more music so we added more and you're in for some fantastic sounds.
--- Berries Beans & Beer, the drinks festival with a twist is back for it's third year at the Crewe Heritage Centre on Friday 26th April (5pm - 11pm) and Saturday 27th April (12 - 11pm). A unique mix of craft beers (40), gins (75), rums (20) alongside a locally operated cider bar, coffee bar, wine & cocktail bar, bottle beer bar, street food stalls and live music. An unmissable weekend!
Tickets are £5 per day with a £3 deposit for a glass. Payment at the bars is taken in tokens or by card, skip any queues and buy your tokens in advance. ...
Happy Burns Night! Born on 25 January 1759 in Alloway, Scotland, the famous poet Robert Burns became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural symbol not only in Scotland but all over the world.
Did you know that the Crewe Heritage Centre is home to the Crewe built electric locomotive 87 035 that was named Robert Burns in April 1978, a name that it still holds to this day.
Would you like to learn more about our Class 87 locomotive? Then why not head over to the BREL Class 87 '87035' page for a behind the scenes look at some of the restoration work currently going on. ...
Have you visited us in 2018? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Did a member of our team made your visit extra special? What did you think of the selection available at one of our Drinks Festivals? Or is there something you think we can do that would have made your visit more memorable? Bouquets or brickbats - we'd really appreciate your comments, please use the link below to leave us a review.
I'd just like to say thank you to Crewe Heritage Centre for the open day last weekend (Dec 8-9/12/18). Alexander, Alice & I enjoyed the steam train ride and exploring the full size locomotives & rolling stock. You've got a really great set up. All the best for 2019. We'll be seeing you again soon!
We’re ready for the doors to open at Crewe Heritage Centre at 10am tomorrow morning!
For the first time ever, ‘The Unknown Warrior’ is now wearing an LMS smokebox number plate and she has been dressed to mark the centenary of the armistice recreating a tradition that was done in steam days with the original memorial engine named ‘Patriot’.
Her boiler is in, buffers are polished and the new crest is in place ready for unveiling tomorrow by our Patron, Simon Weston CBE.
All the details of this special weekend of events that includes a heritage bus service to the excellent Alsager Model Railway Show can be found on our website at www.lms-patriot.org.uk/
It’s been a long day at Crewe but we’re thrilled to say the boiler has now been trial fitted into 5551’s frames after a super slick effort by our good friends at Heritage Boiler Steam Services Ltd and our volunteers.
Don’t forget you can exclusively come and view her for yourself this weekend at Crewe Heritage Centre! More details can be found here on our website www.lms-patriot.org.uk/
84 years since the original 5551 was outshopped from Crewe works... and a Patriot is back in town!
5551 'The Unknown Warrior' is safely tucked up inside the hall at Crewe Heritage Centre where a hive of activity is set to begin to prepare her for the events being held across the weekend of the 10th/11th November. Have you put the dates in your diary to come and see her for the first time with her boiler trial fitted into the frames?
The event will be opening at 10am on both days and entry will be by donation:
▶️ 5551 'The Unknown Warrior' on display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.
▶️ Heritage bus service to take you to the Alsager Model Railway Show.
▶️ Simon Weston CBE, Patron of the Project will be unveiling our new crest on the Saturday afternoon.
▶️ Class 66 No. 66418 ‘Patriot’ on display courtesy of Freightliner UK/Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Do you recognise this piece of cinema history? This modified British Rail class 20 was featured in the 1995 classic Bond film GoldenEye. Much of the early preparation work was done here at the Crewe Heritage Centre before being moved to Pinewood Studios for the finishing touches.
The locomotive can be seen here having returned to the Heritage Centre after filming was completed. ...