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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23 June 2022 @10:44
On International Women in Engineering Day we are highlighting the amazing work of women who worked on the railways past, present & future! Through our workshops and activities we encourage girls & women to pursue careers in #STEM #INWED22 @Stemettes https://t.co/CmLhV8rpHH
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22 June 2022 @11:43
RT @BigScienceUk: An exciting morning ahead at Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum meeting with some of the team and planning for our f…
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22 June 2022 @11:18
🍦Locos & Lemon Tops🍦 We're busy installing our latest exhibition which opens on 25/6/22! Visit to discover more about how the railways and our favourite seaside resorts are connected. Huge thanks to The Poster Parlour for designing the art work for our poster! https://t.co/CHAoXoHpep
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21 June 2022 @09:00
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