Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum is a museum about the history of the railways in the North East in Darlington in County Durham.
This indoor attraction is sited in three historic Stockton & Darlington railway buildings dating from the early 1800s. There are historic locomotives to see including “Locomotion No. 1” designed by Robert Stephenson which was used on the first day the Stockton and Darlington Railway opened. Amongst the other exhibits are model railway displays, railway memorablia, uniforms, a restored Victorian station’s toilets and a restored ticket office. Exhibit topics cover the times before the railways, the open day, the expansion of the railways, the decline and model railways.
- Free car parking.
- Shop selling souvenirs.
- Reception sells hot and cold drinks and crisps and biscuits.
- Outdoor picnic area.
- April to September: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 4pm
- October to March: Wednesday to Sunday : 11am – 3:30pm
- Adult – £4.95
- Over 60s – £3.75
- 6 – 16 years – £3
- 5 years and under – Free
- Family Pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) – £10
Prices and opening hours correct as at January 2017.
Before you start your journey to Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.