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Name of museum
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
governing body Executive Committee, Quainton Railway
Date on which
this policy was approved by governing body 27th September 2014
Date at which
this policy is due for review September 2015
Buckinghamshire Railway Centres permanent collection is largely
acquired, preserved, stored and documented under the direction of the
elected trustees ( Executive Committee ) by the specialist curatorial
Team ( Museum Management Committee )
statement of purpose -
To become a
nationally accredited museum.
To develop and
maintain the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre as a working railway
museum for the benefit, enjoyment and education of our users.
suitable facilities for restoration, maintenance and demonstration of
the centre working exhibits.
To provide high
quality facilities to effectively store display and operate our
exhibits with appropriate information and interpretation.
To fully document
and archive material relevant to our exhibits and artefacts.
To be a
leading working heritage railway museum, by providing a high level of
activity, general interest and interpretation, appealing to families
and individuals of all ages.
collections, including the subjects or themes and the periods of time
and / or geographic areas to which the collections relate.
Collection falls into nine broad categories, all regarded as part of
the permanent museum collection.
Buildings and structures.
equipment (workshop machinery, platform trolleys, weighing machines
Small relics (
Locomotive nameplates, number plates, documents, maps, posters,
photographs, books, tickets, cast iron signs, enamel advertising
signs, stations signs, clothing 7 uniforms, cutlery, crockery,
furniture, stationary, models, toys etc. )
Non Railway items
( road vehicles, telephone exchange, auto trucks, etc.)
particular historical significance to Quainton and the wider
memorabilia which reflect the impact and influence of the railways,
upon the public and social history ( including newspaper and film