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The green backbone to the museum’s development, South Yard will provide our community with open space to picnic and play.

Nestled adjacently to the York Central townscape, South Yard will be a place to rest and reflect. Train rides, event spaces and hospitality outlets will add dynamism and entertainment to the space, creating a welcoming outdoor museum area for all. South Yard will be delivered post-2025.

Header image: Optimised Environments Ltd



South Yard, the outdoor play area and the Miniature Railway are currently closed. We are exploring options to reopen the Miniature Railway alongside Station Hall in late 2024.

Concept designs

Concept designs for the new South Yard:

Part of the Science Museum Group