Chasewater Railway Museum receives Full Accreditation – plus two new items

Chasewater Railway Museum

Full Accreditation – Plus two new items

The Chasewater Railway Museum is pleased to announce that it has received Full Accreditation from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, the National Standards and Advisory Body for the sector.  This follows nearly a decade of work by the museum team to meet the standards of management and care for their collections, and the building of the current museum and archive areas.

In addition to maintaining current standards, further work in developing the displays and activities to reach a wider audience will be required to maintain the Accreditation, which should help when looking at funding for future developments, and adding to the collections.  It also consolidates the museum’s place in the regional museum scene, with the access to advice and services that this provides, and the opportunities to network with colleagues elsewhere.

Thanks to everyone who has helped the Museum to reach this point in its development, and the award of Full Accreditation.  Please contact the Museum if you would like to join the team – just call in on any operating day, come along to our regular Tuesday sessions, or email museum@chaserail.com

Barry Bull,  Curator.Two new Additions

The first item was the purchase of a local item, a Block Instrument from the former East Cannock Junction Signal Box at Hednesford, where the Norton Branch met the main line from Walsall to Rugeley.The second item was a very welcome donation from one of the visitors to the Museum.  A bridge plate from the London & North Western Railway Company – location unknown.

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