To conserve and maintain the Grade 1 and 2 Listed buildings, the engines, the site and collections of artefacts at Crossness, in order to interpret a unique part of London’s industrial heritage for the enjoyment, appreciation and education of a wide public.
Aiming to achieve Accredited Museum status, we will manage and conserve our collections and archives according to recognised standards. We will inspire an increasingly diverse range of visitors, volunteers and stakeholders, with clear interpretation, education and outreach through events and open days. We aim to upgrade the exhibitions and displays to explore themes that are both relevant and accessible to a wide range of audiences so that Crossness eventually becomes hIgh-profile heritage attraction within the Thames Gateway region.
We will integrate this with the heritage attractions of the area and we aim to provide a valuable resource to the local community for other activities and events. We will seek to secure the growth and development of the Trust’s membership and volunteer body and to develop the role of Crossness in training for both future volunteers and for the local community. Alongside a continuing and central role for the volunteers, the Trust will aim to secure a sustainable business model for its operations.