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Tram Driving Experience - Full Day

This unique opportunity allows you to drive one of Beamish’s fleet of beautifully-restored trams, travelling on the 1 1/2 mile circular track around the stunning museum site, which includes The 1900s Town.

To start the day off, an expert member of our Tramway Team will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the tram depot as they take you through the theory of driving a tram. You will then assist them with the safety checks and preparation of a tram before taking it out on the Tramway. We have a selection of trams for you to use on your experience, depending on availability on the day.

This is a hands-on day where you take the controls of the tram, driving around site and exploring the four passing loops and token system. Please bear in mind that you may be open to the elements so weather appropriate clothing is essential. Sturdy footwear is also necessary. Participants must be reasonably fit and have a reasonable level of upper body strength. 

"Very knowledgeable tutor, very well presented. Great experience, everyone must try." 

Included in your experience:

  • Delicious picnic lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour of the Tram Depot.
  • Expert tuition from members of our Transport Team.
  • Preparation of a tram, including safety checks.
  • The chance to drive at least two of our beautifully-restored trams.

Please note: Participants must be aged 21 years or over, require safety boots or shoes and hold a full UK driving licence to take part in our Full Day Tram Traditional Experience at Beamish.

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  • Tram Driving Experience - Full Day £225.00 0 5 max
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This unique opportunity allows you to drive one of Beamish’s fleet of beautifully-restored trams, travelling on the 1 1/2 mile circular track around the stunning museum site, which includes The 1900s Town.

To start the day off, an expert member of our Tramway Team will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the tram depot as they take you through the theory of driving a tram. You will then assist them with the safety checks and preparation of a tram before taking it out on the Tramway. We have a selection of trams for you to use on your experience, depending on availability on the day.

This is a hands-on day where you take the controls of the tram, driving around site and exploring the four passing loops and token system. Please bear in mind that you may be open to the elements so weather appropriate clothing is essential. Sturdy footwear is also necessary. Participants must be reasonably fit and have a reasonable level of upper body strength. 

"Very knowledgeable tutor, very well presented. Great experience, everyone must try." 

Included in your experience:

  • Delicious picnic lunch and refreshments.
  • Tour of the Tram Depot.
  • Expert tuition from members of our Transport Team.
  • Preparation of a tram, including safety checks.
  • The chance to drive at least two of our beautifully-restored trams.

Please note: Participants must be aged 21 years or over, require safety boots or shoes and hold a full UK driving licence to take part in our Full Day Tram Traditional Experience at Beamish.