National Lottery Funded People Arrive!

As part of the funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund we have been able to bring in some temporary support to work with us at the Museum until the end of the year. These temporary additions to the Museum team will be able to offer us not only their expertise, enthusiasm and experience in these areas, but also help us complete the activities we have had funding for from the NLHF.

So, I am really pleased to be able to introduce the support team!

Anna Lumley-Noble

Anna is an experienced fundraiser, who works for a young peoples’ charity, so is very used to raising money for a small charity from a number of funders. Anna will be focusing on putting in a number of funding applications to different trusts and foundations, as well as working on our fundraising strategy, and approaching corporate funders.




Jen Kavanagh

As a freelance curator Jen has worked in many different museums, including at the Museum of London, Imperial War Museum, Science Museum and the London Transport Museum. Whilst supporting us, Jen will be focused on assessing our collection and its care, helping with a new community exhibition space and getting us ready for renewing our Museum Accreditation in 2021.





Tom Verran

Tom doesn’t just have experience managing volunteers at the London Transport Museum and elsewhere, he is also a regular volunteer himself – including a few sessions with our own railway team. Tom will be helping us get ready for the return of the Volunteers in November, and improving our systems and communication to make sure all our volunteers are included in being part of the Museum team.




Melissa Maynard

Project managing many of the main elements of the NLHF project, Melissa will bring with her years of experience in managing projects within the National Trust. Projects will include the refurbishment of the railway track, the changing use of the upstairs museum office, and improvements to the car park, to name but a few!




Lauren Grierson

As an experienced Museum learning specialist, and as a story teller, Lauren will be joining the team to support the families as we re-open the Museum in October. Very used to bringing old buildings to life, Lauren has worked at many stately homes, including Kensington Palace and most recently, Knebworth House. We know that her expertise with families will create the right atmosphere to welcome back our visitors.