More about us

The National Gas Museum Trust is a charity. We were set up in 1997 to take care of the historic objects collected by Britain’s nationalised gas industry, mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. We have around 4,000 objects drawn from several former regions of British Gas and donated by individuals. We also have a large collection of photographs, books and other material relating to gas, and visitors are welcome to explore the archive by appointment. Highlights of our collection are on display at the Museum, and like most museums we have extra material in store, available for research or on loan.

Donating objects or archives

If you have an object you might like to donate to the museum, please contact Janet Armstrong, the Curator of the National Gas Museum. Unfortunately the Trust is rarely able to pay for the cost of transporting large objects.

Museum supporters

We are very grateful for the support of many organisations who have contributed to the Museum over the years. These include:

British Gas (part of Centrica plc)

National Grid plc

Leicestershire County Council

Heritage Lottery Fund

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.

Wilcock Consulting

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