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Please note, face coverings are now mandatory when indoors at the museum, unless you are exempt.

Central Hall will sit at the heart of the redesigned National Railway Museum site, the gateway to our transformed museum.

Providing level access throughout the site, it will span the road which bisects the museum and unify the site like never before. The new gallery space will highlight innovative technologies and the impact of the railways on our lives.

Sensitively and sustainably designed by UK-based architects Feilden Fowles, the building will reference historic locomotive 'roundhouses'. Clad in recycled copper and with high, glazed ceilings with timber radials, the building will be spectacular inside and out, creating a world-class welcome.

Header image: Feilden Fowles

Online exhibition

In October 2021 we held an exhibition at the museum and online to share the latest developments about Central Hall and gather feedback from visitors.

The window for providing feedback has now closed, but you can still browse the exhibition online.

Project timeline

Part of the Science Museum Group