Themes And Priorities For Future Collecting
The breadth of the collection is illustrated in the timeline of the main exhibits on display below and any future expansion will be directed towards completing aspects of the Museum’s historic story.
Areas for expansion, over time and subject to funding being available, would be the mid to late Victorian period and the early years of the twentieth century – i.e. the transitional phase of technological development between beam engines and rotative steam engines, and water industry instrumentation for the latter half of the twentieth century. Consideration would also continue to be given to protecting the industrial heritage and knowledge of developments in drinking water supply and associated technologies that might otherwise be irretrievably lost.
Below you can see images of many of the key exhibits in the Museum’s collection, together with some basic information about each of them. A planned future development (hopefully by the end of 2016) is to enable users of the website to see and search for exhibits that are linked to each other, for example, all exhibits that have a connection with the Broomy Hill Pumping Station, or to another works, town or geographic region.