For enthusiasts and researchers of the Great Eastern Railway

North Woolwich Old Station Museum

The Society regrets that the North Woolwich Old Station Museum closed at the end of November 2008.

The Museum was originally established by the London Borough of Newham whilst the building was owned by the Passmore Edwards Museum Trust. See here for a brief note about the benefactor:
http://www.hayle-pei.org.uk/shorthistory.htm

Although the Great Eastern Railway Society had a significant interest in the Museum, and had contributed much to its opening and some of its displays it had no involvement in the Museum's management. This was in the hands of the Borough of Newham. Unfortunately, by 2008, the Borough was no longer in a position to financially support the facility.

The contents of the Museum have not been moved together, but have been dispersed to various other locations:

  • Some items have been returned to their owners who had placed them there on loan. Regrettably, the Society does not have any records of the current whereabouts of these privately-owned articles. More information may be available from Newham Archives and Local Study Library:
    https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Local-history-and-archives.aspx
  • The bulk of the smaller artefacts have gone to the East Anglian Railway Museum at Chappel:
    http://www.earm.co.uk/
  • The GER horse-drawn parcels lorry has gone to Mangapps Railway Museum at Burnham-on-Crouch:
    http://www.mangapps.co.uk/
  • Many documents have passed to the GERS and have been placed on loan and deposited at the Essex Record Office at Chelmsford
  • Meanwhile, the building remains in the ownership of the River Lea Tidal Mill Trust, who are the successors to the Passmore Edwards Museum Trust:
    http://www.housemill.org.uk/about-us/