The Tramway Museum Society has been the backbone of the National Tramway Museum at its Derbyshire home at Crich for over 60 years. 

Membership is made up of a mix of people, from tram and tramway enthusiasts with a desire to be involved in promoting and preserving tramway history to armchair enthusiasts interested in the project but not able to contribute for one reason or another. There are even those who know nothing about trams, but just want to be involved.

What are the benefits of membership?

You can be an active part of preserving British Tramway Heritage for future generations.

You will receive the museum’s Journal and can register for the newsletter to keep you up to date with what is happening.

You have free access to the Museum site whenever it is open to the public to enjoy the facilities offered.

You may take advantage of reciprocal admission arrangements with other heritage organisations.

You will be entitled to discounts on some retail and catering services.

You can attend 'members only' social events held either at Crich or in your local area.

You will have access to an expanding range of online resources exclusive to members.

You can attend our AGMs and Full* members can vote on matters affecting the Society.

What membership types are there?

You can be a member in your own right, whatever your age and get the benefits of membership and be able to support the Society in the work it does.

Junior (Aged 4 to 18)

Young Adult (Aged 18 to 25)

Adult (Aged 26 to 59)

Senior Adult (Aged 60 & over)

From the age of 18, you can become a Life member for a single payment.

You and your family can be members as a Family group.

Each Family must have a Young Adult, an Adult, or a Senior Adult as the head of the Family, and then one or more Family Adults ( aged 18 or over) and/or one or more Family Juniors ( aged 4 to 18).

All Family members should live at the same address.
Note that only the head of the Family will receive the Journal and newsletters.

What does membership cost?

Membership Rates effective from 1st January 2023 to 31st March 2024

Junior ( aged 4 to 17) 

£ 15.00 per year

Young Adult ( aged 18 to 25) *

£ 18.00 per year

Adult ( aged 26 to 59) *

£ 30.00 per year

Senior Adult ( aged 60 & over) *

£ 25.00 per year

Life (aged 18 to 59) *

£ 675.00

Life ( aged 60 & over) *

£ 360.00

Family Junior ( aged 4 to 18)

£ 15.00 per year

Family Adult ( aged 18 & over)

£ 20.00 per year

* denotes Full membership with voting rights

How do I join?

To join the TMS you can…

  • Apply online and pay either via your PayPal account or by credit/debit card. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS OPTION TO RENEW AN EXISTING MEMBERSHIP – see below **.

  • Download a Membership Application Form, complete the form and return with your payment.

    More details of the payments methods can be found here .

  • Call in at The Forge shop whilst visiting the museum and complete an application form. You can then pay in the shop.  Note that if you had to pay an Admission fee on the day you join, you will be eligible for a refund of the Admission fee.

Please note that the Society reserves the right to amend the membership benefits, membership types and membership rates at any time.

** If you are an existing TMS member you can view your current membership status and renew your membership from within the “Member Area”. 

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