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 from 9th – 18th September 2022.

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. This year, Crewe Town Council is working with our heritage partners to create a week of activity celebrating Crewe’s past.

Download your Heritage Open Day leaflet here!


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.

Date & Times:
Friday 9 September - 10.00-16.00 Council Chamber, East & West Committee Rooms; 13.00-16.00 Wedding Rooms

Monday 12 September - 10.00-16.00 Council Chamber, East & West Committee Rooms & Wedding Rooms

Tuesday 13 September - 10.00-16.00 Council Chamber & Wedding Rooms

Wednesday 14 September - 14.00-16.00 Council Chamber

Friday 16 September - 10.00-16.00 Council Chamber & West Committee Room; 10.30-15.00 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!

Date & Times:
Sunday 11 September 11.00-12.00; 13.00-14.00; 15.00-16.00

Booking required via the Crewe Lyceum Theatre Box Office 0343 310 0050 or online through the Crewe Lyceum Theatre website. Tours limited to 20 people.


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...

Tuesday 13 September 11.00 - 12.00

Booking required and places are limited:



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!

Date & Times:
Monday 12 September 10.30-12.00; 13.00-15.00

Tuesday 13 September 10.30-12.00; 13.00-15.00

Thursday 15 September 10.30-12.00; 13.00-15.00


Rescheduled - 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.

Date & Times:

Wednesday 28 September 10am-12 noon

Thursday 6 October 6pm start



Rescheduled - 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.

Date & Times:

Saturday 29 October 10am-3.30pm


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