The Creative Genius of Michael Holroyd - History Maker

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Crich Tramway Village - home of the National Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Village Crich

The exhibition explores the life, inspiration and inventions of Michael Holroyd Smith, pioneer in electric traction and versatile electrical and mechanical inventor. Holroyd Smith is little known, except for his invention of the first electric street tramway, in 1885, but the Museum Archives show that Holroyd Smith should be recognised for much more than this. He influenced many other pioneers in the scientific and engineering world. His inventions included a very early automobile and he was experimenting with flight as early as 1879. The exhibition also explores STEM themes and includes hands-on exhibits, digital interactives and previously unseen at archive material. It has been funded by AIM Biffa Award through the History Makers Scheme.

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Saturday 16th March 2019 - Saturday 4th November 2028


Available as part of admission to Crich Tramway Village

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