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  • ABTEM online consultation

    ABTEM (The Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums) is a subject specialist network for all things engineering and transport collections based. It is jam packed full of experts with skills and experiences covering a wider range of transport, engineering and industrial objects, large and small, who are keen to share and support the wider…

  • Postponement of ABTEM Seminar

    Postponement of ABTEM Seminar

    Due to the difficulties posed by the train strike on 4th October, we have reluctantly agreed to postpone the event, and will announce a new date as soon as possible. Those who have already purchased tickets will be notified, and if the revised date is not suitable, refunds will be offered.

  • Vacancy: Operations Manager Working Exhibits, Bristol Museums

    Vacancy: Operations Manager Working Exhibits, Bristol Museums

    Bristol Museums are advertising for a 3 year part time post to support their Working Exhibits. The role will help to maintain and operate their steam locomotives, cranes and boats, and work to support and diversify their volunteer team in order to create a sustainable future for the Working Exhibits. The job advert can be…

  • ABTEM Seminar – Going Green: Carbon Reduction Challenges for Transport Collections & Museums

    4th October 2023  The Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums (ABTEM) 2023 annual seminar, to be held on the 4th October, focusses on how transport collections are facing the challenge of climate change and sustainability and how carbon reduction and environmental impacts are being tackled by museums large and small. The emphasis of the day…

  • Big Stuff 2022 is nearly here – register now for 28-29 September!

    Big Stuff 2022 will be hosted on 28-29 September in Seixal in Portugal (across the Tagus River from Lisbon) with the theme of “Working together? Conservation and safeguarding of industrial and technology heritage”. The conference will be set in and around the Seixal Ecomuseum (Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal) and the amazing Vale de Milhaços Gunpowder…

  • Peter Stephens Obituary

    News has only just reached us of the death of former ABTEM chairman Peter Stephens on 1st December.  Andrew Scott reminds us that Peter was a professional civil engineer and active member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Peter was a Project Engineer or Resident Engineer on the Victoria Line early in his career.  He…

  • Vacancy: Engineering Coordinator, Black Country Living Museum

    The Black Country Living Museum is currently advertising a vacancy for an Engineering Coordinator. The description is as follows: 37.5 hours a week (full time), £28,000 p.a., permanent. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with solid practical project management skills to join our Site Conservation, Transport & Maintenance Team as an Engineering Coordinator.  If…

  • Welcome

    The Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums (ABTEM) is a non-profit-making network that exists to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of common interest to transport and engineering museums and to provide a means of representing their views on issues of national and regional concern.