Our museum is supported by a diverse range of individuals and organisations—but what motivates them to help us?
Play your part in railway history. Vision 2025 requires the support of generous individuals, businesses and charitable trusts like those below.
"While we are firmly focused on investing in the future of Britain’s railway, our partnership with the National Railway Museum shows that we also celebrate its successful past. As long-term asset managers with a fleet of over 4,000 rail vehicles, we are pleased to support the museum as it explores how the railway contributes to our national life. Our wider collaboration with the museum will include joint work on inspiring the next generation of young engineers as well as highlighting how the railway can sustainably contribute to delivering Net Zero."
“Incredible heritage is showcased every day at the National Railway Museum where iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance can be seen up close. It really is a truly wonderful asset for not just the city but also the country.”
“The National Railway Museum is the best possible showcase for both the history of, and today’s advances in, railways, to inspire the next generation into science, engineering, operations and the wider railway industry. Its future redevelopment will make that inspiration even more compelling. Everyone in the railway industry who looks forward should support the National Railway Museum in its vision for the future.”
“I have lived and breathed railways since I was small. Railways became my passion as I travelled up and down the country as a spotter. The National Railway Museum has always given me enjoyment. It is a place where I can continue my passion. Every time I visit, I see so many young people amazed at the engines, just like I was at their age. My gift will mean many more people can enjoy their visits to the museum and discover their passion too.”
"Maintaining museum resources and developing them needs financial support, so how could I help? It was then that I was made aware of the Patrons scheme which enabled me to contribute to funds. It allows me to meet likeminded people and have opportunities to join in the family of the museum, to further my own education and contribute to the museum’s vision for the future."
“This town, and the railway that runs through it, changed the world forever. For here was the genesis of the modern railway and to now have Locomotion at its heart, is a privilege.”