The National Gas Museum Trust is a charitable trust which was set up in 1997 to take care of the historic objects collected by Britain's nationalised gas industry, mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. It has a around 4,000 objects drawn from several former regions of British Gas and donated by individuals. It also an extensive collection of photographs, books and other material relating to gas. Some of these objects are on display at the National Gas Museum in Leicester but, like most museums, the majority of its collection is in store.
The Trust is funded entirely by donations and if you would like to support its work in any way, please contact:
National Gas Museum Trust
PO Box 28
195 Aylestone Road
telephone 0116 250 3190
If you have an object you might wish to donate to the museum, please contact the Curator of the National Gas Museum in Leicester, but note that the Trust is rarely able to pay for the cost of transporting large objects.
The first phase of this project, which ended in September 2007, was conducted by Leicestershire County Council's Environment and Heritage Department in partnership with the National Gas Museum Trust. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the following members of the gas industry:
British Gas (part of Centrica plc)
National Grid plc
Society of British Gas Industries
Baxi Heating UK
Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (including the Panel for the History of the Industry)
Gas Industry Safety Group
Valiant Group Ltd.
MultiTech Contracts Ltd.
The project has created the first complete catalogue of this unique and important collection of objects and presented a small selection of these on this web site, which can be viewed here. In time, it is hoped to display more examples of the Trust's collection on this web site.