About Crewe


One of Crewe's most important buildings is the beautiful Edwardian Lyceum Theatre. This grade II listed building was constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century and has undergone extensive renovation work in recent years, restoring it to its former glory.

Within the auditorium itself visitors can take in the many period architectural details, such as the many examples of decorative carving and ornate private boxes, as well as enjoying an excellent view of the stage from the theatre's large balcony.

The events programme at the Lyceum covers everything from ballet, drama, opera and classical concerts to live gigs, stand-up comedy and traditional pantomimes. There is also a large exhibition space that hosts contemporary art and sculpture shows year-round.

With the town's long-held connection with the railway industry being, as it is, one the country's most important junction points on the rail network, there is much local history to discover relating to the railways. The full history of Crewe's links to the railway can be seen in fascinating detail at the Railway Age Heritage Centre, which houses several important locomotives from the glory days of steam right up to the present, including a prototype of the tilting Advanced Passenger Train.

On the outskirts of the town lies the stunning Crewe Hall, a seventeenth century Jacobean manor house that now serves as a luxury hotel and restaurant but is still home to many examples of period furniture and art, as well as being set amid beautifully landscaped grounds.