The Friends of the
National Railway Museum

South of England Group
Vice Presidents: David Buck; Peter N Townend

Last Update

23 July 2018

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Who are we?

The Friends of the National Railway Museum support the development of the museum and its exhibits with financial support and voluntary help with museum activities.Membership brings various benefit s including regular meetings at York and a newsletter describing activities at the museum, in-depth articles on historic railway topics and definitive reviews of railway literature. In addition there are opportunities to help with a range of support activities at the museum including providing information to visitors, assisting with conservation. For more information on the NRM or Friends see the Museum web page or the main Friends web site.A range of exclusive gifts is available from the Friends, see the shop. All surplus from the sales goes to supporting projects at the NRM which, otherwise, would not happen.

The South of England Group, as its name suggests, covers those members of the FNRM who live in the southern parts of England, many of whom cannot, because of the distance, attend the museum regularly. We run a series of indoor talks, many linked to aspects of the museum's activities, and organise special visits to sites in Southern England. We regularly attend railway and transport events throughout the South with our information and sales stand. This promotes the museum and provides a source of additional income, via sales of NRM related material. The Group uses this income to support the main FNRM activities. Members in the South receive a special Briefing covering the activities of the Group.

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Recent Briefings - latest No 83



We have secured a new venue for the evening lectures. This is:
                   St Paul's Church,
                   Rossmore Road
                   NW1 6NJ
It has the big advantages that access is nearly step-free and it can accommodate more people than our current room at Marylebone Station. It is on the west side (Paddington direction) of Marylebone station, about 200 yards up Harewood Avenue (the road by the side of the station), left onto Rossmore Road, and about 50 yards on the left.

Bus numbers which stop outside the church entrance on Rossmore Road are:
189    Marble Arch, Baker Street, Brondesbury Station, Cricklewood Station, Brent Cross
139     Waterloo Station, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Baker Street, West Hampstead Station, Golders Green)
The nearest tube station remains Marylebone Station

Click here for a Map.


This site is maintained by Dr Mel Draper, the editor of the Briefing for the South of England Group. If you have suggestions about this site or information that might be of interest to the group, please e-mail the Editor
For general information on the Group's activities please contact the Chairman
For details about sales events please contact the Secretary
For details of our sales stand please contact the outreach organiser
For details about indoor meetings please contact theevents organiser