Station Hall National Railway Museum York

Light Perceptions

Project Type: Exhibition Lighting Project
Project cost: circa £99,000 ex VAT and fees
Completed: February 2012
Case Study No: 3384

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. In 2013 Light Perceptions was commissioned to redesign the lighting in the hall as part of a comprehensive re-displaying of the objects which include a wide array of locomotive vehicles and equipment including the most complete collection of historic royal trains and carriages.

Visitors can soak up the atmosphere of this historic building filled with vehicles spanning a century of railway history. Light Perceptions exciting design includes a number of sophisticated, automated animation sequences which combine lighting effects and haze machines to simulate the authentic steam train era.

The scheme also included the restoration of the original station lanterns, additional lighting for the popular catering outlets and more flexible lighting for corporate events.

Posted On: May 16, 2014