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York Central is an exciting development scheme with enormous potential to deliver economic growth, jobs and sustainable housing for the city.

Planning our future

The museum sits at the cultural heart of the York Central development, which is planned to become one of Britain’s largest brownfield regeneration sites.

Our vision for transformation

We have a £50 million vision to completely transform the museum to be fitting of the stunning new neighbourhood that will be created by York Central. We will bring the epic story of railways past, present and future alive and open up our world-class collections for even more people to enjoy. We aspire to complete this transformation by 2025—our 50th anniversary.

Our Masterplan comprises six key elements: 

Map of proposed York Central developments - Image courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Wilkinson Eyre
Image courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre/Gustafson, Porter & Bowman


Movement and connectivity through the museum

Diverting Leeman Road

Have your say about York Central

We have been involved in a wide range of engagement work since 2016 to hear views from the local community on our proposals as part of the York Central development. We also have more engagement events planned over the coming weeks and months. We would love to hear your views to make sure that York Central works for both local residents and visitors.

Come along and talk to us, find out more and share your thoughts and ideas at an exhibition at the museum’s main entrance from 15.00 to 18.00 on Wednesday 25 July and 10.30 to 12.00 on Saturday 28 July 2018.

There are also a wide range of events organised by the wider York Central Partnership where you can share your views, including additional opportunities to find our more and comment on the museum’s proposals. You can find out more about these on the York Central website.