Mink Van

December - ready for winter and work on the inside


November 2017 - good progress

2017-11-10 Mink Van Progress.jpg


One of the main objectives of the Helston Railway Charity when it was formed in 2012 was -

"To advance the education of the public in railway history, in particular but not exclusively the Helston Railway, through the provision of a heritage centre".

Over the years we have collected many artifacts, books and pictures which are currently stored in members houses and sheds.

In 2016 we started a project to build a secure location for the artifacts so they can be seen by visitors as part of their trip to the railway.

Mink Van - (Goods Wagon)

To this end, we acquired a mink van and work is well under way to refurbish it.

Thanks to a generous donation we have sufficient funds to restore the van itself.

Fundraising has started to pay for the fixtures, fittings, display cabinets and lighting.  We are being assisted with the specification and design by Helston Museum and Cornwall Museum Partnership.

Lottery Funding

  • Application for Lottery Funding - application

  • Acknowledgement - letter

  • We have been allocated a Grants Officer - letter

Have you any railway memorabilia?

If you have any items of historical interest that you can donate (or loan) for inclusion in our collection please contact us -