Rail hall revamp

A view of the new-look Station Hall at the National Railway Museum, York.

YORK’s National Railway Museum has unveiled its new look Station Hall.

Originally a goods depot, the hall was first opened to the public in 1990 as part of the museum’s Great Railways Show.

Almost a quarter of a century on, it has been transformed into an immersive and nostalgic space in which visitors can experience the real-life stories of railway workers and travellers, as collected by the museum.

Key railway exhibits from Britain’s National Collection including the Royal trains are also now more accessible, thanks to a £1.4 million construction and interpretation project, which represents the first major investment in the space since it was created.

Entry to the museum is free, but special merchandise offers and catering options are available for groups.

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