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Viewing Balcony

Enjoy views across to York Railway Station and learn more about York as a railway centre in the Signalling Gallery.

The view of the East Coast Main Line from the Viewing Balcony is the product of nearly 200 years of constant railway operation and change.

Through the themes of Signalling and York as a Railway Centre, the Signalling Gallery provides context to enjoy and learn from the view of York Station.

See a selection of objects from our collection that tell the story of the importance of signalling and the development of the railways from 200 years ago to present day. Highlights include a signal lamp from Stockton and Darlington Railway, the NRM Central signal box and a special film showing the development of signalling. 

The outdoor Viewing Balcony will be open subject to weather conditions.