THE National Railway Museum is exploring other avenues of major funding after the Heritage Lottery Fund’s shock refusal to back its planned £50 million redevelopment scheme as a part of the city’s York Central rejuvenation.
In April, dismayed officials of the York venue heard that their application for £13.4 million from the Lottery had been turned down.
Director Judith McNicol said: “We will now take some time to review the phasing for the projects that form our vision and how these best fit with the exciting plans for York Central.
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“Whilst we are disappointed to receive the news that our Stage One bid to the HLF for £13.4 million to redevelop the Great Hall and create a new Open Store and Wonderlab was not successful, we remain completely committed to our vision.
“Alongside telling epic stories, we have a vital role to play in engaging the next generation of engineers and helping to plug the skills gap through inspiring young minds.”
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