About Us

The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum was founded by Aaron Matthews, Leo Thomas and Paul Matthews in March 2016. These three railway preservationists came together to preserve the history of their local Carriage and Wagon Builders and Repairers for the benefit of the public.

Honorary President: Councillor Neil Hampson, Mayor of Gloucester (May 2016-May 17)

Paul Matthews - Chairman, Founder and Secretary
Railway Preservation: Dowty Railway Preservation Society/Early GWSR: c.33 Years

Leolyn Tomos-Matthews - Founder, Researcher and Membership Secretary
Railway Preservation: Chasewater Railway, Dean Forest Railway, Tyseley Locomotive Works/Vintage Trains: c.5 Years

Qualifications: Iron Forge Skills, Willow Work, Glass Mouldblowing, Broze Tool Casting, Woodland Kitchen, Woodland Management, Clay Work, Meteorology, Bow-Making and Glass Blowing

Aaron Matthews - Founder, Researcher and Historian

Railway Preservation: Chasewater Railway, Dean Forest, Tyseley Locomotive Works/Vintage Trains: c.5-6+ Years

Qualifications: Level Entry-Level Multi-Skills (Brickwork, Carpentry and Plastering), 1 & 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, Level 2 & 3 NVQ in Hairdressing and Barbering, Level 2 in Contact Dermatitis, Level 1 in Drugs Awareness, Door Supervisor Certificate.

Louisa Jones - Marketing and PR

All founders have a combined Railway Preservation of approx. 42 years

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