Head of Steam

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum is located on the original 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world's first steam-worked public railway. The Museum is devoted to the area formerly served by the North Eastern Railway, with particular reference to the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and the railway industry of Darlington.

Imagine stepping back in time to Victorian Darlington, the town that became known as the Birthplace of the Modern Railway. Venture into our original 1840s railway station where time has stood still for over one hundred and fifty years. Discover our Booking Office with its original Victorian interior. Explore our platform that still has its original footbridge, waiting room, newspaper kiosk and Victorian toilets. Follow the history of Darlington and the growth of the Railways through our permanent exhibitions and interactives.

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum has something for all the family! We have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events, a meeting room for conferences and lectures, and children’s activities throughout the museum for young children to learn and play. We have a shop with souvenirs to suit all tastes and pockets and the Refreshment Stop provides hot and cold drinks and snacks.


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RT @MTRS_Official: Great weekend at The Darlington exhibition our first show we've attend as a club. Awesome venue @HeadofSteamMus plenty o…
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20 October 2021 @15:00
Teachers! Come to the museum for free with your family on Wednesday 27th October and find out how we can inspire and support your class. You can book in advance by calling museum reception on 01325 405060 or come on the day. #LoveDarlo #teachers #Schools https://t.co/BGcjZEMVh6
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19 October 2021 @07:30
Our Dementia Cafe is on this Wednesday (20th October) from 11am-12 noon. Join us for a friendly chat, a cuppa and to meet people. Admission is free and includes entry to the museum. #DementiaFriends #LoveDarlo #Alzheimers
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18 October 2021 @09:00
Visit this weekend to see layouts from the region as Darlington Model Railway Club take over the museum! Admission is: adults: £6.50, concessions: £6.00, children: £3, family ticket (2+2): £13.00 #Darlington #LoveDarlo #modelrailways #darlingtonmodelrailwayclub https://t.co/EVDFPHF6FA
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15 October 2021 @07:19
The THRILLER MASS DANCE by Fit LAB Darlington takes place on Saturday 30th October 11am to 5pm 🎃 All ages and abilities are welcome to get involved and you can learn more about https://t.co/oEG5htaO5t #LoveDarlo https://t.co/ON0rHt3RpH
21 October 2021 @18:00
Cake Away Darlington on Crown Street is open for BREAKFAST from 8.30am 🥓🍳 Serving bacon, sausage and egg buns plus Barista Coffee, a great way to start your day. You can also phone your order through and collect it, call 01325 624924. #LoveDarlo #OctoberFeast https://t.co/13GtuzrZwf
21 October 2021 @16:00
Christmas Day at @Buzz_Bingo 🎉 Do something a bit different & book in to Buzz Bingo on Skinnergate for your Christmas party. Tickets are just £15 - £20 per person and include bingo, food and drink for everyone in your party. Enquire: https://t.co/0sGgvKrZvq #LoveDarlo https://t.co/p532jOJ9rs }
21 October 2021 @14:00
These pumpkin lattes 😍 Available now at Esquires Coffee in the @CornmillCentre 🎃 They look and taste amazing! #LoveDarlo #OctoberFeast https://t.co/nHZzCxX5r1
21 October 2021 @12:00