Station Hall was once home to York's main goods station. It was built in the 1870s and was a working railway building into the 1960s. Over the past year we've been redisplaying Station Hall, and now you can experience the sights and sounds of a station from the past.
Soak up the atmosphere of this historic building filled with vehicles spanning a century of railway history.
See station objects from our collection, many of them on display for the first time. Watch films showcasing station life, including Terminus.
You can even climb on board some of our carriages or take a tour around Station Hall with one of our Explainers.
We put people's stories about working in stations and travelling by train at the heart of station hall - read more about these stories in our blog posts about the redevelopment process.
The Royal Trains
Station Hall also houses our collection of royal vehicles. Experience a fantastic insight into over 100 years of royal train travel. It includes Queen Victoria's saloon - truly a palace on wheels. It was built by London and North Western Railway in 1869 after the Queen grumbled about hte state of the old Royal coach. She chose the textiles, furniture and carpeting and it gives a rare glimpse into the very top of Victorian society.