Join Us

Rushden Transport Museum and Railway is operated and run by members and volunteers of Rushden Historical Transport Society (RHTS). RHTS was formed in 1976 with the aim of bringing together like minded people with an interest in preserving and operating local transport items for future generations to enjoy.

Today the Society has grown from the original eight members to over 600 volunteers and members, but its aims and constitution remain true to the original vision of its founding members.

RHTS owns the former Midland Railway Station at Rushden, from which it operates Rushden Transport Museum and Railway. RHTS also organizes the annual Rushden Cavalcade of Transport, a major event in the Steam Rally calendar attracting around 25,000 visitors a year from all over country.

If you would like to join us and become a volunteer we would love to hear from you.

Members from all backgrounds, ages and abilities help to bring alive Rushden Museum at its exhibits.

The list of how you can get involved is endless from Railway staff, museum staff, buffet Coach staff and Shop staff. Admin staff and ticket office staff or maybe you simply enjoy gardening or painting?

Then there’s the school visits, open days and events or the Cavalcade. There really is something for everyone do, so why not join us and help bring back Transport from past for everyone to enjoy.

As a member you will receive our quarterly magazine “Olde Wheels” and access to Victorian themed clubhouse and bar housed in Rushden Station.

For further details on how to get involved please contact the secretary (