£18.5m boost for National Railway Museum’s expansion plans

Plans for a massive expansion of York’s National Railway Museum – including a new Central Hall across Leeman Road – have been given an £18.5 million boost by the Government.

Museum Director Judith McNicol said the funding was “wonderful news” for the museum and city and an extremely significant milestone in realising its £55 million ‘Vision 2025’ campaign to turn the museum into a truly world-class attraction. She said the 2025 masterplan comprised eight projects including the new Central Hall, extensive landscaping of South Yard, a new collection building at Locomotion in Shildon, redisplaying the museum’s famous Great Hall and creating an engineering-themed Wonderlab Gallery.