About the Electric Railway Museum
Formed in 2007, the Electric Railway Museum Limited is a UK based charitable company who aim to promote the heritage of all electric trains in the UK through traction and rolling stock restoration, display and operation along with work in gathering historically relevant technical and photographic archives. Our work is entirely run by volunteers and funded by donations.
All of our projects are entirely staffed and funded by volunteers so we need the support of people like you to ensure we succeed in achieveing our aims. Please consider making a donation or perhaps taking-out a standing order and becoming a member of our Supporters Association.
Become a Volunteer!
We’re always looking for more volunteers of all ages and abilities both on- and off-site for technical and non-technical tasks so we’re sure you have something to offer us, so please do get in touch. Our need for more volunteer workers is to assist in a number of areas of our work including:
- Railway Vehicle Restoration
- Gardening & Landscaping
- Traction Restoration & Maintenance
- Permanent Way Work
- Railway Operations
The Electric Railway Museum was formed by members of various electric traction preservation projects in a ‘coming together’ of both minds and resources for the common promotion of the cause within the UK railway heritage movement because it was commonly felt that representation of electric traction preservation was severely under achieving and needed:
- permanent home that forms the centre of the operation and the display of principal artefacts
- cohesive collections policy to focus on what was going to represent development of the form for future generations
Our Aims are two-fold
- To advance the education of the public in the history, science and engineering of electricity and its application in railway transport
- To preserve, restore and operate for the benefit of the public items of historical, engineering, scientific, socio-economic or architectural value relating to the subject of electric railways