Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

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Address: Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum, Station Road, Darlington, DL3 6ST
Phone Number: 01325 460532
Website: Visit the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum website.
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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.

Opening Times:

  • April to September: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 4pm
  • October to March: Wednesday to Sunday : 11am – 3:30pm

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult – £4.95
  • Over 60s – £3.75
  • 6 to 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 July 2018.


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.

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