The York Castle Museum has announced a partial closure after it confirmed that the north side of the museum has RAAC in the roofing.
The form of aerated concrete has been deemed a potential safety risk by the government, and recently hit headlines as some school constructed in part with the material were forced to close.
The now closed north side of the museum houses Kirkgate, the Period Rooms and Shaping the Body. The museum said it is undertaking specialist inspections.
The rest of York Castle Museum, including the Prison Cells, the Sixties Gallery and the First World War Gallery will remain open.
We have received confirmation that the north side of York Castle Museum has RAAC in the roofing & must remain closed until we have undertaken the necessary specialist inspections.
We will update our website & social media channels once we know more.
— York Castle Museum (@YorkCastle) September 26, 2023
The museum said it will update its website and social media channels as soon as more information becomes available.