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Trust Partnerships

The Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum Trust is currently partnered with two other amazing trusts including Transport Museum Wythall and The Fairground Heritage Trust. Read more about these fantastic charities below.

Transport Museum Wythall

Since 2022 we have been in partnership with Transport Museum Wythall, one of the most outstanding transport museums in the UK, located on the outskirts of Birmingham in Wythall close to Junction 3 of the M42.

The museum was originally set up by the Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Trust in 1977 as a registered charity. The museum site based in Chapel Lane, was later acquired in February 1978.

The museum halls now accommodate one of the country's most significant collections of preserved buses. Transport Museum Wythall follows the history of the corporation fleets and their manufacturers across the west midlands through the decades. In addition to buses, they have two Birmingham fire engines and one of the finest collections of restored battery electric vehicles in the world.

On site, you will also find a delightful miniature steam railway, constructed and operated by the Elmdon Model Engineering Society. Transport Museum Wythall, a registered Charity Incorporated Organisation, operates the museum.

Mainly open weekends between April and October, with additional selected dates during school holidays. They also hold events throughout the year, showcasing their collection and often visiting buses. 

Here at Statfold Country Park, they run shuttle buses at selected events between us and Tamworth. That’s not all, at some of our automotive and enthusiast events they display several of their buses with local connections and run countryside tours for our visitors. 

For more information visit their website here.

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The Fairground Heritage Trust

In March 2024, a new partnership was formed with The Fairground Heritage Trust. This was created after the Fairground Heritage Trust decided to close its Dingles Fairground Museum for many different factors.

An agreement was reached with The Fairground Heritage Trust to move the majority of their fantastic collection to a new area within Statfold Country Park. This will see us take on the day-to-day operations management of the museum and rides. The Fairground Heritage Trust will remain as the owner of the collection with responsibility for conservation and curation.

The Fairground Heritage Trust aims to preserve historic fairground equipment, imagery and memorabilia for future generations, in the hope of fostering an understanding of, and support for, a genuinely national institution.

As a vital part of leisure in this country, the Fairground Heritage Trust believes that fairgrounds have played just as important a role as any other type of popular entertainment in shaping today’s society.

The Fairground Heritage Trust has been successful in building up a large collection of rides and fairground-related artefacts, many of key historical significance.

For more information visit their website here.

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