Case study: National Tramway Museum Canopy

Dorothea Restorations were called in for the full dismantle, restoration and reassembly of this glazed canopy to take pride of place at the National Tramway Museum.


National Tramway Museum, Crich

Contract Type:

Full Refurbishment

Duration of contract:

3.5 months

Scope of works:

Dismantle, refurbish and reassemble on site.


The National Tramway Museum is situated within Crich Tramway Village, a period village containing a pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop, including the tram depots. The village is also home to the Eagle Press, a small museum dedicated to letterpress printing including an 1859 Columbian printing press. The museum's collection of trams runs through the village setting. Visitors are transported one mile out into the countryside and back, aboard the varied fleet of trams.

Works Undertaken:

Dorothea Restoration has carried out a full refurbishment of the Canopy including the replacement of all glass and lead detailing to the ridge of the canopy. The structure has been blast cleaned, repaired and sprayed back to its original colour.


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