About us


Railworld developed from the Nene Valley Railway (NVR), which opened in 1977. In 1981, NVR urged by its main funder Peterborough Development Corporation to set up a museum working party under the chairmanship of the Rev. Richard Paten. In 1984, Dame Margaret Weston, Director of Science Museum in London, gave support in principle to an international museum to complement the National Railway Museum, York.

In 1985, Museum of World Railways (MWR) was formed. However, after set backs the MWR changed its name to Railworld in 1992 (UN Earth Summit year).

The trustees refocused their effort, from past to present and so to promoting habitat creation and sustainable transport.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, once again all volunteers, have a responsibility to direct, review and monitor the work and management of the Railworld Registered Charity 291515.

The body also helps with practical aspects of the project and most importantly - Fund Raising to keep this project alive. We have no core funding, volunteers also regularly donate each month via  http://localgiving.com/charity/railworldwildlifehaven  -

Railworld's POSH football car parking is run and monitored by our volunteers.

The current members of the Board of Trustees are:

  • Brian Pearce - Chair
  • Dean Johnson - Vice Chair
  • Ricky Cawood - Vice Chair
  • Dr Dorothy Ball.
  • Elvin Edis
  • Philip Marshall
  • Barry Pennill

The Trustees, like all our volunteers receive no recompense or expenses whatsoever for their many hours of volunteer effort.