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Find out about our ongoing restoration project.

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We are changing

A multi-million-pound restoration programme is underway at our globally significant industrial heritage site to carry out crucial restoration work and reveal new spaces and perspectives for all visitors to enjoy, play and learn in.


We are bringing to life the story of the site, inspiring the innovators of the future to power the next (green) industrial revolution and creating a more sustainable museum.

This means that there is a lot of building work in progress and areas that are temporarily closed, including the Power Hall and the 1830 Station and Warehouse, but there is still much to enjoy on your visit

For further information on current planning applications and a more detailed Q&A for our neighbours please visit our dedicated community page.

What's happening on site?

From April 2024 we've started a new series of essential repairs to care for our historic site, including: 

  • Essential repairs to the New Warehouse including its roof, windows, gutters and brickwork
  • Waterproofing the 1830 Viaduct to prevent water ingress to the Viaduct and 1830 Station
  • Essential repairs to the Gantry
  • Repairs to the Upper Yard

We anticipate these works will be complete by Summer 2025.

This means we might look a little different when you visit us, including scaffolding on New Warehouse and the Gantry. But it also means you'll get to see live engineering in action as we care for our historic site. We'll also be exploring these ideas in the galleries themselves and offering activities that explore the change happening across our museum.

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