About the venue

We are back at the Crewe Heritage Centre for our 6th year with the 2018 Crewe Rail Ale Festival #CRAF. The main exhibition hall plays host to the bars and entertainment but your ticket also includes access to the museum exhibits.

The Crewe Heritage Centre was constructed on the site of the original Crewe locomotive works by Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council during 1986-87 and was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in July 1987.

One of the most popular attractions is the 600 yard Miniature Railway consisting of six locomotives. The miniature railway was opened in 1992 with two engines, these two engines can still be seen today, in full working order, thanks to the dedication of the staff.

And this weekend they are holding a four day event from Thursday to Sunday 2nd to 5th August 2018 to commemorate 30 Years since the APT-P and Class 47 D1842 entered preservation at Crewe Heritage Centre. With the recent return of the 2nd APT Power Car, which is now undergoing an external repaint, we now have all the remaining APT-P vehicles at the Heritage Centre once more. We hope to have some of the original APT-P engineers and technicians present over the weekend to talk about their experiences working on the original project.

Crewe Rail Ale Festival takes place at the Crewe Heritage Centre on Friday 14th (noon – 11pm £3), Saturday 15th (11am – 10pm £3) and Sunday 16th September (noon – 3pm free entry). There are no advance tickets, pay on the door.

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