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Historical Event, from 8 Sep 2017


Central Tramway Company

Central Tramway Company


Visitors are afforded access to the machine room of the Central Tramway Company, established in 1881. The Central Tramway operates a Victorian funicular railway (cliff lift) in Scarborough. The machine room is not normally open to visitors. The equipment is essentially the original equipment, updated to adhere to modern health and safety standards. The railway will be running during the visit.

The machine room only has access via a flight of stairs. It is a working, fully functioning funicular railway, so it is essential that visitors follow the instructions of the guides Practical footwear is recommended.

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 8 Sep 2017 10:00 to 10:30 11:00 to 11:30
Sat 9 Sep 2017 10:00 to 10:30 11:00 to 11:30


Pre-booking: required
Due to the confined space, the part size is limited to 12.
Booking opens: 22 June 2017
Booking closes: 5 September 2017.

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 8 Sep Heritage Open Day
Sat 9 Sep Heritage Open Day


1 Marine Parade,
St. Nicholas Cliff,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2ER



See location of Cliff Lift - Central Tramway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 043884  Lat: 54.28059 Long: -0.39951

By road:
Follow signs for Scarborough Railway Station. With Station on your right and facing down the town centre turn right at the traffic signals. Bare left and at giveway turn left onto Somerset Terrace. Go straight through next set of lights and take 2nd exit at roundabout onto Falconers Road. The Central Tramway is on the right hand side as the road turns left onto St Nicholas Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments