Darlington Railway Centre & Museum

‘Head of Steam’ is on the route of the original 1825 Stockton & Darlington Railway, and includes significant S&DR heritage buildings and locos.

Head of Steam

Darlington Railway Centre & Museum – known as ‘Head of Steam’ – is on the 1825 route of the original Stockton & Darlington Railway, and includes three significant S&DR (what is that?) heritage buildings: North Road Passenger Station, the Goods Shed and Hopetown Carriage Works.

Stephenson's Locomotion No. 1,

Head of Steam’s exhibits include Stephenson's Locomotion No. 1, built for the opening of the railway, and Derwent, the earliest surviving Darlington-built locomotive.

Stephenson's Locomotion No. 1,

Head of Steam’s exhibits include Stephenson's Locomotion No. 1, built for the opening of the railway, and Derwent, the earliest surviving Darlington-built locomotive.

Artefacts

Head of Steam also holds a number of historic rail artefacts including station and lineside signs, uniforms, furniture, tableware and paintings. The entrance hall and ticket office are restored in period style, enhanced by displays of items such as porters' barrows, luggage, posters and advertising.

Opening Hours (October to March)

Mon: Closed

Tue: Closed

Wed: 11.00am - 3.30pm

Thu: 11.00am - 3.30pm

Fri: 11.00am - 3.30pm

Sat: 11.00am - 3.30pm

Sun: 11.00am - 3.30pm

 
 

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Contact Details

Darlington Railway Centre & Museum
North Road Station
Darlington DL36ST

Tel: 01325 460 532
Website: Click here to Visit

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