Attractions and Places to Visit in Crewe

During the 19th century Crewe was one of the world's greatest railway workshops and was a hotbed of craft and invention, building elegant locomotives that brought wealth and prestige to the town.

Crewe’s location on the West Coast Main Line, and its huge junction and railway station, make it one of the key towns on the British transport map. Originally a station alone, Crewe is also unique in being one of the only places in the country that was built to serve the railways completely – instead of the other way around.

There’s a local legend that Crewe’s expansive Queen’s Park, which was designed and laid out by a locomotive engineer, was an attempt to prevent the Great Western Railway from creating a rival station to the Crewe junction. Whether this is true or not is impossible to prove. What is true is that the effect Crewe has had on the UK railway system, and the effect the railway system has had on Crewe, are central to the history both of the town and the Cheshire area as a whole.

From fabulous art exhibitions at the City Art Gallery, discovering the city’s history at the Museums and Garden to seeing chart topping bands, whatever your mood, Crewe has an attraction or activity to delight your senses.

Crewe Heritage Centre

Crewe Heritage Centre

The Crewe Heritage Centre is home to a 600 metre long, 18.5cm (7.25”) gauge Miniature Railway which takes visitors on an exciting journey around the Heritage Centre. You can catch the train from one of two stations ‘Crewe Old Works’ and ‘Spider Bridge’.

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Lion Salt Works in Crewe

Lion Salt Works

The Lion Salt Works is a restored historic open-pan salt making site, in the village of Marston, close to Northwich. The site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal, close to Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, and the historic Anderton Boat Lift.

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Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Crewe Lyceum Theatre is a historic Edwardian theatre, with a fabulous programme of top-name comedians, live music, drama and much more.
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