Head of Steam - Darlington Railway MuseumDarlington, County Durham
Step back in time and journey through British railway history at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum. Find out what Victorian Darlington - the Birthplace of the Railways, was like in the 1840s as you explore 150-years-old Victorian railways station. Don’t miss out on the family activities throughout the year!
Imagine what train travel was like in Victorian times - pick up a free family trail and venture around the old station building. Discover the Booking Office with its fascinating Victorian interior, the platform and its original footbridge, and even the Victorian toilets! Train enthusiasts of all ages will be excited to see four historic locomotives, including the iconic Stephenson’s Locomotion No1 (on loan from the National Railway Museum).
In addition to its permanent exhibition, Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum also welcomes temporary exhibitions and family events. Plus, your kids will love spending time in the activity room where they can learn and play, for even more railway fun.
- Free adventure trail around the old station
- Activity room for kids to learn and play
- Lots of exciting holiday events & activities
April to September: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
October to March: Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 - 15:30
Pricing & Tickets
Adults (16+): £4.95
Kids (6-15): £3.00
Under 5s: Free
Seniors (60+): £3.75
Family day pass (2 adults & 4 kids): £10.00
Book in advance for cheapest tickets
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Yes, there is parking onsite.