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Head of Steam Newsletter

Head of Steam (previously Darlington Railway centre and Museum) are emailing their monthly newsletters to the group. They can be found in the list below.

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HOS Newsletter, July 2017

Sunday 23rd July at intervals between 10am—4pm Museum and Gardens. Come along to the Head of Steam Museum, to meet The Gruffalo! Plus lots more fun for all the family, including face painting, mini train ride, arts and crafts and lots more. The Gruffalo will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day. Normal entrance fee applies.

HOS Newsletter, June 2017

Family Arts and Crafts, Thursday 1st June & Friday 2nd June, Northern Rail Activity Room. Join us in May half term for fun arts and crafts for all the family. Included in admission and yearly passes.

HOS Newsletter, May 2017

‘A Railway History of Shildon 1825 - 2004' Saturday 13th May—Sunday 2nd July 2017 in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, April 2017

Eaaster Special, 16th April. Join us for a “Eggstraspecial” Easter treat, activities include, Egg Hunt, face painting, arts and crafts and ots more. £1 entrance fee per person, family members go free.

HOS Newsletter, March 2017

NERA Exhibition: ‘Harrogate—Northallerton 1848-1967’. Wednesday 1st March to Wednesday 12th April 2017 on the Museum Platform - a display to mark the 50th Anniversary of the closure of this line which will also include the Melmerby—Thirsk town route.

HOS Newsletter, February 2017

Afternoon Lectures: ‘New French Light Rail Systems in the 21st Century’ by Graham Jellett, Saturday 4th February 2017 1.45pm Meeting Room. Free to members of the Friends, non-members welcome, (please telephone the museum for membership or price details).

HOS Newsletter, January 2017

North Road Works—Fifty Years of Memories between Saturday 14th January—Sunday 5th March in theTemporary Exhibition Gallery. 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the closure of North Road Works after 103 years of making and repairing locomotives. To commemorate the anniversary, Head of Steam asked the local community to contribute their memories of the Works to an online archive. The exhibition brings together those memories as well as a range of photographs of the Works. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, December 2016

The Forcett Branch: Wednesday 7th December 2016 to Wednesday 22nd February 2017 11.00am—3.30pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. A photographic display concentrating on the Forcett Branch, curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, November 2016

NERA Lecture: ‘The Northern Belle’ by Sam Woods Saturday 19th November 1.30pm Museum.  Organised by the North Eastern Railway Association. free to members of NERA.

HOS Newsletter, October 2016

Halloween at Head of Steam, Sunday 23th October 11.00am—3.30pm. Come along to our specially decorated museum in your favourite Halloween Costume, there will be a magician, arts and crafts and a spooky treasure hunt to entertain the little ones! Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, September 2016

Artist Stephen Bainbridge shows a range of works in acrylic, limited edition prints, and cards depicting the splendour of steam railways in the Temporary Exhibition Space,Saturday 10th September to Sunday 30th October 10.00am-4.00pm. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, August 2016

Summer Crafts, Thursday and Fridays throughout the summer 1.00pm-3.00pm in the Museum Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities for all the family to join in with. Included in admission and yearly passes.

HOS Newsletter, July 2016

Afternoon Lectures ‘The Twilight of World Steam’ by Dave Whitefield, Thursday 7th July 2016 1.45pm Meeting Room @ HoS

HOS Newslette, June 2016

History Wardrobe: A Very Victorian Lady Sunday 19th June at 2.00pm in the Meeting Room.

HOS Newsletter, May 2016

Saturday 7th May—Sunday 3rd July in the Exhibition Gallery. An exhibition by the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, April 2016

175th Anniversary of York to Darlington Line. Wednesday 6th April—Wednesday 25th May on the Museum Platform. An exhibition curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal Entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, March 2016

Lego Exhibition: Explore the Amazing World of Lego, Saturday 5th March - Saturday 30th April in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. For over 50 years now LEGO® has been at the fore-front of the toy industry. Today LEGO® appeals to al-most as many adults as children with models becoming more advanced and detailed. This exhibition demon-strates just a small sample of what can be built from one of the world’s most popularconstruction toys today.

HOS Nwsletter, February 2016

Afternoon Lectures: ‘Steam & Diesel in North America ‘ by Ian McInnes. Thursday 4th February 1.45pm Meeting Room. FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome, (please telephone the museum for membership or price details).

HOS Newsletter, January 2016

We have a number of exciting exhibitions and events planned for 2016. Here is a selection of what’s to come…

  • History Wardrobe ‘A Very Victorian Lady’.
  • Best Cellar Productions presents ‘The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes’.
  • Safe & Sound Exhibition
  • Vintage Vehicle Rally

...and much much more!

HOS Newsletter, December 2015

The Haggerleases Branch, Wednesday 3rd December 2015 — Sunday 28th February 2016 11.00am—3.30pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. A photographic display concentrating on the Haggerleases Branch, curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, November 2015

As some of you may be aware, our curator and manager Leona recently left on maternity leave. Whilst Leona is away, Sarah is acting manager of the museum.

HOS Newsletter, October 2015

The History Wardrobe presents: Gothic for Girls, Friday 30th October 7.00pm on Museum Platform £8.50 (Booking is essential). The dark drama of black in fashion, and the best of British supernatural stories. With shiveringly beautiful costumes and readings from Jane Austen, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Mary Shelley, Mrs Radcliffe, Charles Dickens, Horace Walpole… and coming right up to date with The Woman in Black.

HOS Newsletter, September 2015

190th Anniversary of Opening of S&DR—Gala Fun Days Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 10.00am-4.00pm Museum and gardens Come along to Head of Steam to celebrate the 190th Anniversary of the opening of the S&DR. Entertainment includes storytelling, children’s entertainer, face painting, Victorian games, dancers.

HOS Newsletter, August 2015

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1.00pm-3.00pm at the museum. Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities for all the family to join in with. Included in admission and yearly passes.

HOS Newsletter, July 2015

Teddy Bears Picnic, Sunday 19th July 10.00am-4.00pm in the Museum and Gardens. Come along to the museum’s Teddy Bears Picnic, entertainment includes, children’s entertainer, face painting, storytelling, coconut shy, hook a duck, children’s rides, arts and crafts and teddy bear themed trail. Don’t forget your teddy! £1 entrance fee per person, family members go free.

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