The Trust is a not-for-profit organisation awaiting charity status and a member of the Independent Museums Association.
The Trust originated the idea of reopening Dreamland as the world's first amusement park of historic rides. Working with the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Thanet District Council it secured £18m funding to restore Dreamland and its jewels: the Grade II*-listed Scenic Railway, Grade II*-listed cinema complex and Grade II-listed menagerie cages.
The Trust is responsible for the vision of a reimagined Dreamland, executed by the award-winning multi-disciplinary designer, Wayne Hemingway MBE and the HemingwayDesign team www.hemingwaydesign.co.uk
The role of The Dreamland Trust is to conserve and promote Dreamland’s rich heritage, the Historic Rides Collection and Archive through a comprehensive programme of schools activities, learning, engagement, volunteering, training and interpretation opportunities.
Collectively, The Trust has expertise in the amusement park industry, heritage visitor attractions, tourism, learning, diversity, community engagement, journalism, media, architecture, law and finance.