National Gas Museum Trust

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The National Gas Museum Trust is a United Kingdom charitable trust, established in 1997 to take over the responsibility for the UK's two former gas museums.

Formations and objectives[edit]

Originally incorporated on the 16 July 1997 as a private company limited by guarantee (Company Number 3404062), its two prime objectives as set out in its Memorandum and Articles of Association are:

  • 1. To ensure that the artefacts held by the Museum at Bromley-by-Bow, London, (now closed), and held by the John Doran Gas Museum, Leicester,[1] are preserved for future generations
  • 2. To establish a ‘living collection’ by providing a mechanism that would ensure gas artefacts from the present and future are collected, maintained and displayed

It has the standard Charitable Trust powers, enabling the Trust to:

  • Raise funds and invite and receive contributions
  • Acquire, alter, improve and to charge or otherwise dispose of property
  • Employ staff
  • Establish or support any charitable trusts, associations or institutions formed for all or any of the Objects
  • Co-operate with other charities, voluntary bodies and statutory authorities operating in furtherance of the Objects or similar charitable

Sir Denis Rooke former Chairman of British Gas was a trustee until his death on 2 September 2008. Rod Kenyon and Chris Weston of Centrica plc are current trustees.

Collection[edit]

After closure of the London museum, the entire collection was moved to the Gas Museum in Aylestone Road, Leicester. Some of collection is now on display there, and after a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the entire collection has been catalogued.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 1977 Chairman of the East Midlands Gas Board

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