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Railway Society Ltd
Anyone over the
age of 18 can become a member of the society subject to the approval
of the trustees. Members must buy a minimum of four £5 shares in
order to vote at formal meetings, and Associate membership is
available to those who do not wish to purchase shares. To work in the
museum volunteers must be members of the Society. The members have
often taken the initiative in selecting restoration projects
according to their interests and areas of expertise, and run them on
their own. Their enthusiasm and commitment are crucial to the museum,
but we need to ensure that their efforts are planned for the good of
We also need to
re-affirm the relationship between the museum and the Society,
emphasising that the standards of Accreditation require us to work in
a more efficient and business-like manner, which can only benefit the
museums long term prospects.
Our vision is for
the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre to become a self-sustaining,
immaculately presented and vibrant museum that offers visitors an
exciting experience of the ages of steam and diesel travel.
We aim to get all
our rolling stock exhibits under cover and fully restored by 2020.
Key Aims for 2015-18
governance and management systems and procedures
visitors to 36,500 by the end of 2018
financial efficiency and build up cash reserves and financial
credibility to enable us to make our contribution to a successful HLF
application for a new exhibition building
standard of heritage management and interpretation in all areas of
relationship between the Quainton Railway Society and the Museum