Heritage Open Days

Explore Crewe’s heritage for FREE! Heritage Open Days is a national festival celebrating local grass roots heritage, making heritage accessible to local communities. The festival runs in September each year and will next run between 8th and 17th September 2023.

After the success of the 2022 event, the Crewe Heritage Fair will return to the Crewe Heritage Centre on Saturday 9th September and confirmed partners include:

  • Cheshire Archives
  • Cheshire Archaeology
  • the Railway Cottages Residents’ Association
  • Wheels of War
  • the Family History Society
  • the Crewe Historical Society
  • the Friends of Queen’s Park
  • the Peacock Railway
  • the Community Rail Partnership
  • Crewe Heritage Centre
  • Cheshire Wildlife Trust
  • the LNWR Society
  • and Crewe Library.

Whether you want to know more about your family history, visit places not normally open to the public, or join a heritage group, we have something for you at the Crewe Heritage Open Days! Watch this space for more updates.

What went on in 2022?

Behind the Scenes at the Municipal Buildings (Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ)

Ever wondered what’s behind the door of the Municipal Building? Now’s your chance to find out! Visit the Council Chamber and Committee Rooms and take a peek at the Wedding Rooms.

Crewe Lyceum Theatre Tours (Crewe Lyceum, Heath Street, Crewe, CW1 2DA)

Join us for your chance to see what goes on behind-the-scenes at Cheshire’s historic Edwardian theatre. You’ll explore the Grade II listed auditorium and go backstage to see areas only normally open to performers!

Crewe Train Station Heritage Tour (Crewe Train Station, Nantwich Road, Crewe, CW2 6HR)

A special tour around Crewe Train Station to mark the 185th anniversary of the first train to pass through Crewe! Find out about how the station has changed through the years, the locomotive works, Royal Mail trains, the Crewe Arms Hotel and the Great Train Robbery...

Introduction to the Family History Unit (2nd Floor Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ)

The Family History Unit contains a wealth of resources to help with your family history, house history or local history research projects. A chance for all to visit and view the collections!

Heritage Walking Tours (meet at the Britannia Statue, Memorial Square, CW1 2BJ)

Join Councillor Ben Wye for a walk around Crewe Town Centre to explore our heritage and some of the fascinating stories of our town.

Crewe Heritage Fair (Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, CW1 2DB)

Find out about Crewe's heritage in this one stop shop event! We've gathered groups and organisations interested in Crewe's past together under one roof. Find out about the Co-Op's history in the town, see working models of Crewe-built locos from the South Cheshire Model Engineering Society and discover the men who went off to war and never returned.


Download the 2022 Heritage Open Day leaflet here!

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