Museum Station

Museum Station

Interpretation Plan

Arenco on behalf of Transport for NSW

Sydney, NSW

Museum Station, Sydney, is Australia’s first underground railway station. It is a place of heritage significance included on the NSW State Heritage Register. The station design references the London and European underground station aesthetic adapting it to the Australian context.

GML prepared an Interpretation Plan on behalf of Arenco and Transport for NSW as part of a larger program of refurbishment works to increase accessibility and access to the station.

This Interpretation Plan was prepared to fulfill a condition of consent attached to the station upgrade. Transport for NSW were committed to celebrating and revitalising the historic character of the station and providing a memorable user experience. A station wide refresh of existing heritage interpretation panels was commissioned.

In planning the interpretation, historical themes and storylines were identified. We curated a collection of iconic Australian brand imagery for presentation on the train platforms, including Hills Hoist, Victor and of course Louie the Fly! During installation we were excited to uncover original hand-painted Mark Foy’s signage. Following conservation work by ICS the Foy’s department store signage is on permanent display interpreting the historic underground pedestrian connection between the former Piazza Store on Liverpool Street and Museum Station.