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Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum


Station Road

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+44(0)1325 460532

Special Interest

The Museum is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world's first steam-worked public railway.  The site encompasses three significant Stockton & Darlington Railway buildings of the 1830s/50s: North Road Passenger Station, the Goods Shed and Hopetown Carriage Works.

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.

The museum offers a unique experience to visitors through interactive displays and audio-visual equipment, telling the story of the history of Darlington and the impact of railways. Many of the highly popular old exhibits still feature, such as the locomotives in the main area of the museum and these are complimented and enhanced with new exhibitions and interactive displays for people of all ages. This Includes the use of audio, visual and sensory information, as well as other activities such as handling objects, puzzles for children and much, much more.

Please check the website for current opening times.


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