The National Railway Museum’s new Central Hall will inhabit the space between the museum’s two main exhibition halls, integrating the museum estate for the first time in its history and creating an appealing arrival experience. The new building will also include a spectacular 1,000 sq m gallery intended to showcase future acquisitions and introduce the museum’s world-class collection.
The first stage of the competition was entered by 76 teams from 19 countries, and a shortlist of five teams were selected by a panel chaired by Dame Mary Archer DBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Science Museum Group.
The finalist teams were asked to develop design concepts for the new Central Hall along with a short description by each team.
The five proposals were available to view at a free public exhibition held at the National Railway Museum in early 2020.