LATEST..          Santa Bookings for Christmas are selling out fast - where our website says LIMITED AVAILABILITY these times are now FULL          CHRISTMAS CARVERY 6pm sitting is now FULL - still availability for 7.45pm sitting         Looking for gift ideas?          Our SHOP is open during November on Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am until 3.30pm          or you might want to consider the ultimate gift for him - buy a FOOTPLATE EXPERIENCE VOUCHER today - date can be booked later to suit          CHRISTMAS is COMING! Our SANTA SPECIALS event fills up quickly so book your seats early to avoid disappointment          See our SANTA SPECIALS & CHRISTMAS CARVERY pages now          Also running BOXING DAY and NEW YEAR'S DAY for a wonderful way to see the New Year in!          All operating days and events can be found on our YOUR VISIT - Timetables page         
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Saturday 16 December

Museum & Archives News

M&A Quarterly Newsletter - Dec 2013

The Museum & Archives Department is a small team whose remit is to manage the Railway’s Museum Gallery and act as custodians for the Railway’s historic museum artefacts and archives collections. 

The Railway has a collection of over 1,500 artefacts and an archive collection consisting of many thousands of items including, plans, tickets, timetables, various railway paperwork. The Railway also has a large photographic and audio visual collection. The Museum & Archives Department collect items relating to the operation and history of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and this ever growing collection of modern records charts the development of railway preservation on the Island.  In very simple terms the Museum & Archives Department exists to, ‘To collect, preserve, document, publish and interpret material relating to the railways on the Isle of Wight and connecting services from the mainland, and make it as widely available as possible for inspiration, education and enjoyment.’

The Museum & Archives Department produces a quarterly newsletter called Museum & Archives Review. The latest edition is available here: /files/documents/manda-review-no5-dec-2013pdf.pdf