Welcome to the new web site for ABTEM, the Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums. Apologies are due to members and friends for the long delay in launching this site in a new format.
It goes without saying that when the network held its last seminar at the London Museum of Water & Steam, no one could have anticipated the consequences of the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020. The difficulties encountered by museums and other heritage attractions and groups have had a profound effect of the way they will operate in the future and although a combination of government assistance and various emergency grant funding has helped, many organisations will continue to struggle over the coming months and years.
The pandemic has also severely reduced the activities and scope of ABTEM itself; with many of its committee members furloughed from full-time work the network has been unable to hold its normal programme of seminars, but we hope to be able to announce a new series of events, initially using video in the next few months.
Further announcements will be made both here and on our blog site at abtemssn.wordpress.com