CCD Appointed as Accessibility Consultants for The National Railway Museum

The Science Museum Group has appointed CCD as Accessibility Consultants for the redevelopment of the National Railway Museum in York.

The work is part of the £55.3m Vision 2025 programme at the museum which has been created to ensure the museum inspires the next generation through its view on the past, present and future of the railways. The masterplan project will, over five years, transform the spaces and the exhibitions at the museum including bringing the successful Wonderlab concept to York.

A key component of the vision is to make sure the transformed museum is open to all. CCD’s responsibility is to help the museum to deliver this across physical and social access. An important objective for the CCD team is including disabled children in the museum’s mission to inspire the next generation of engineers and railway enthusiasts.  CCD will be working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team of including architects Fielden Fowles and De Matos Ryan, interpretation designers and engineering teams.

CCD’s accessibility & inclusive design lead, Emily Rose Yates said: “this is an amazing opportunity to help shape this project and engage the whole visitor community in ensuring the NRM is a beacon of accessibility in York and across the museum world.”

We chose CCD for this important role because of their commitment to bringing lived experience into the design process and because of their belief in our ambition to embed accessibility into our masterplan, truly embodying our value of being Open for All.

- Charlotte Kingston, Head of Interpretation and Design, National Railway Museum

This project further increases CCD’s support for inclusive design projects following recent work at Heathrow Airport and on the redevelopment of Gatwick Airport railway station. It also builds on our existing portfolio of projects in the cultural & heritage sector with clients including Tate, National Maritime Museum, V&A, Wellcome Collection, St Pauls Cathedral, Canal & River Trust and Westminster Abbey.

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