• The Crewe Heritage Centre is on the site of the original Crewe Locomotive Works. It was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, on 24th July 1987 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first train to arrive at Crewe Railway Station in 1837. 
  • Originally forming part of the Crewe Heritage Festival, which was an eight-week-long event with activities and celebrations taking place all over the town of Crewe, members of the public were also invited to visit the historic Locomotive Works and see first hand how railway locomotives were constructed and maintained by British Rail.  
  • Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council decided to open the Heritage Centre again in 1988. The popularity of the Heritage Centre grew an in 1989 the council handed the running of the museum over to the newly formed Crewe Heritage Trust, who continue to operate the museum to this day.
  • The Crewe Heritage Centre brings to life the story of Crewe and how a small farming community was transformed into the railway capital of the world. The town's collection of engineering accomplishments and social achievements are celebrated through live demonstrations, a Miniature Railway and family activities.