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
governing future acquisition policy including the subjects or themes,
periods of time and/or geographic arrears. The permanent collection
generally is to consist of material relating to :-
The Aylesbury and
Buckingham Railway, Metropolitan Railway and London Transport- The
Present Quainton Road Station was built by the Metropolitan railway.
The Oxford and Aylesbury Tramway; the Wotton Tramway, better known as
The Brill Tramway.
The Great Central
Railway and its affiliates- Quainton Road Station was part of the
Great Central Railway. The London and North Eastern Railway and
finally British Railways.
The London &
North Western Railway The L&N.W.R. had lines very close to
Quainton. Their works was at Wolverton, where many of our coaches and
wagons were built. The L&NWR had stations at Aylesbury and their
Bletchley Oxford line connected with Aylesbury Buckingham
Railway at Verney junction. All within a 50 mile radius of the
centre. The terminus of this line was Oxford Rewley Road Station, now
rebuilt at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.
railways Once there were industrial railways and private
sidings all over the country. Although seen by many as the
unglamorous side of railways, they were vital in moving raw materials
and finished goods between producers, manufactures and the wider
transport network. The Centre already has an extensive collection of
fright vehicles ( some used locally, at Bicester Military Railway )
The collection also includes many industrial locomotives from various
builder around the UK, some of which worked locally.
travel The Centre has a fine selection of Victorian wooden
bodied passenger coaches. The Centre is able to demonstrate, and give
rides in there vintage vehicles. Many of there historic vehicles
would be unsuitable for operating on longer heritage railways.
recognises its responsibility, in acquiring additions to its
collections, to ensure that care of collections, documentation
arrangements and use of collections will meet the requirements of the
Accreditation Standard. It will take into account limitations on
collecting imposed by such factors as staffing, storage and care of
policies of other museums
The museum will
take into account of the collecting policies of other museums and
other organisations collecting in the same or related areas or
subject fields. It will consult with these organisations where
conflicts of interest may arise or to define areas of specialisms, in
order to avoid unnecessary duplication and waste of resources.
is made to the following museums:
Museum, Didcot Railway Centre, Rutland Railway Museum and Boness
& Kinneil Railway (SRPS)
and Disposal Policy will be published and reviewed from time to time,
at least once every five years. The date when the policy is next due
for review is noted above.
The Arts Council
will be notified of any changes to the Acquisition and Disposal
Policy, and the implications of any such changes for the future of
not covered by the policy.
outside the current stated policy will only be made in very
exceptional circumstances, and then only after proper consideration
by the governing body of the museum itself, having regard to the
interests of other museums.