Sierra Leone National Railway Museum

Fundraising campaign by Helen Ashby
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The museum’s past is a fascinating story. Now we’d like you to join our incredible journey and make tracks to the future with us.

We have big ambitions and a long journey ahead, but we can only make it happen with your help and with you aboard.

Sierra Leone is one of the world’s poorest countries. It’s been ravaged by a bloody civil war and overcome an Ebola outbreak.

But this museum isn’t just a collection of British-built trains that were secretly hidden and locked away by heartbroken railwaymen from scrapmen for 30 years. It isn’t just the former home of 10,000 people seeking refuge from child soldiers in the shadows of rusting locomotives and inside Queen Elizabeth II’s forgotten royal train.

This museum is a beacon of hope. This museum has brought people together again in peacetime and after the Ebola outbreak to rebuild a happier nation, forge international friendships, create a new economy and begin to learn the importance of our shared histories and separate identities as way to succeed in the future.

This is a chance to use old British-built locomotives and stock as vehicles for aid and investment. This is a chance to make a railway museum an engine for growth and help rebuild a nation.

The Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum are working with the Museum team and with the Ministry of Tourism & Cultural Affairs to develop an exciting programme of exhibitions, events and activities that will inspire and educate the local community, domestic visitors and international tourists alike.

Rewards

Book "Sierra Leone Railway Adventure" (inc UK P

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Facsimile booklet of W Venner's 1950 booklet 'Something about the Sierra Leone Railway' (inc P

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One year's membership of the Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 05, 2021
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  • David Fagan
  • Donated on Oct 10, 2020
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Jan 08

Travel in Style - restoration of Queen's Coach and Governor's Saloon

Update posted by Helen Ashby at 03:58 pm

We need to raise £8,000 to recreate the interiors of the two special coaches in the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum.The coaches were badly damaged during the rebel war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s, with the interiors completely stripped of paneling, furniture and other fittings. They underwent external cosmetic

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7 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 05, 2021
£1.00
  • David Fagan
  • Donated on Oct 10, 2020
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£10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 27, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 08, 2020
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  • G M Gauntlett
  • Donated on Jan 08, 2020
  • The provision of a proper, permanent, water supply will be a great benefit to the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum.

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