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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, June 2014

Introduction to Screen Printing Workshop Wednesday 4th June 2014, History of Design Talk Sunday 8th June 2014, Freehand Machine Embroidery Workshop Wednesday 11th June 2014,Textile Fair Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd June 2014.

HOS Newsletter, May 2014

Vintage Vehicle Rally, Sunday 18th May 2014, 11am - 3pm in the Museum Gardens and field. A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the north east and Yorkshire regions gather again for this popular event, activities include mini train ride, arts and crafts and juggling, vintage stalls and balloon making. £1 entrance fee per person, annual family members go free.

HOS Newsletter, April 2014

A textile and media based exhibition exploring heritage and journeys travelled on the railways opens Tuesday 8th April. The journey begins from Darlington travelling around the Great British countryside exploring many stations towns and cities that were linked with this vital network of railways. A series of talks, events and workshops will accompany the exhibition.

HOS Newsletter, March 2014

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum has received £42,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, North Eastern Railways in World War One, in Darlington. The project will focus on the contribution of railway workers in the North East during the First World War.

HOS Newsletter, January 2014

Until 30th March 2014 in the Museum and Temporary Exhibition Gallery: A ‘Cluster’ exhibition by Durham based artists and sculptors. As part of the celebrations associated with the 150th anniversary of the opening of North Road Works, Darlington, four local artists under the banner of ‘Cluster’ present a unique exhibition of contemporary work inspired by the area’s railway heritage, with new work for 2013. Normal museum entrance fee applies.

HOS Newsletter, December 2013

Santa at the Station. Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th and Saturday 21st December 2013 10am to 4pm. Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present. Entertainment includes mini train ride, arts and crafts and face painting. Pre-booking is essential. Admission fee applies.

HOS Newdletter, November 2013

The Great Train Robery: 30th October until 31st December 2013 - Museum Platform. This timely exhibition explores the events and impact of the Great Train Robbery fifty years on and the subsequent investigations that took place. The exhibition explores the robbery and its impact through previously unseen files and photographs. It will also look at the effects the robbery had on the GPO more widely. On loan from The British Postal Museum and Archive. Normal admission price.

HOS Newsletter, October 2013

Scooby Doo & Little BOO!!!! Halloween Fun Day, Sunday 27th October 2013 11am until 4pm.

HOS Newsletter, September 2013

Heritage Open Days & Darlington Model Railway Club weekend, 14th & 15th September 2013 11am until 3.30pm. Come along and enjoy free access to the Head of Steam museum as we participate in the national Heritage Open Days! Not only enjoy free access to the museum, but also free guided tours by the Friends of the Museum and the opportunity to learn what the railway heritage organisations in Darlington are doing . Plus, to celebrate their long connection with Head of Steam Museum, Darlington Model Railway club will exhibit their working layouts for this special weekend.

HOS Newsletter, August 2013

The Art of Steam: a new exhibition by the renowned artist David Noble, a member of the Guild of Railway Artists. Summer Arts & Crafts: every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1pm until 3pm in the Northern Rail Activity Room.

HOS Hewsletter, July 2013

A Grand Day Out,Sunday 21st July 2013, 10am until 4pm, Head of Steam Museum and Gardens.Come along to the museum’s Grand Day Out, entertainment includes flea circus, curiosity shop, coconut shy, Victorian arts and crafts, Victorian bicycles and Punch and Judy.

HOS Newsletter, June 2013

The British Wildlife Photography - Winners 2012, 7th June to 1st August 2013.This highly acclaimed and unique wildlife photography exhibition captivates visitors with outstanding and beautiful imagery. It is a celebration of British Wildlife as well as a showcase for the country’s leading nature photographers.

HOS Newsletter, May 2013

To celebrate the Festival of the North East the museum will be exhibiting a selection of photographs from the Cleveland Bridge Collection on the Museum Platform, opening 7th May.

HOS Newsletter, April 2013

Family Arts and Crafts Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays between 2nd & 12th April 1pm until 3pm in Northern Rail Activity Room. Join us in the Easter holidays for fun arts and crafts for all the family. Included in admission and yearly passes.

HOS Newsletter, March 2013

North Road Works 1863 - 1966

6th April - 2nd June 2013 10am until 4pm in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery

An exhibition jointly curated by the museum and the North Eastern Railway Association that explores and remembers the North Road Works site, the locomotives that were built there and the people who worked there 150 years after it opened in 1863.

HOS Newsletter, February 2013

Listing the Titanic Events in February.

HOS Newsletter, January 2013

The year ahead:

  • Titanic Honour & Glory (October - March 2013)
  • Berth - poetry reading (Sat 9th February 2013)
  • History Wardrobe performance (Sun 17th February 2013)
  • 150 years of North Road Works 1863 – 2013 (April—May 2013)
  • Cleveland Bridge Company in photographs (May—June 2013)

HOS Newsletter, December 2012

Santa at the Station: Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present. Entertainment includes mini train ride, arts and crafts and face painting.

HOS Newsletter, November 2012

Comming soon: Santa at the Station.

HOS Newsletter, October 2012

Titanic Honour & Glory, voted by The Times newspaper as one of the top 5 exhibitions in the country, is set to dock at Head of Steam.

HOS Newsletter, September 2012

Heritage Open Days, Sat 8th & Sun 9th September. Come along and enjoy FREE access to the Head of Steam Museum as we participate in the national Heritage Open Days! Not only enjoy free access to the museum, but also free guided tours and a chance to meet some of the museum’s partners.

HOS Newsletter, August 2012

Darlington Model Railway Club has been in existence since 1971. To celebrate their long connections with Head of Steam Museum, the club will exhibit their working layouts on 1st and 2nd September. Also watch demonstrations, buy from traders and, if you wish, tour the club rooms located on the museum site. Come along and enjoy the atmosphere of the golden days of Steam and Diesel – In Miniature!

HOS Newsletter, July 2012

Andy Taylor - A speck of light: An exhibition of a collection of paintings that show the play of light on a subject and how it distorts and creates mood and atmosphere.

HOS Newsletter, June 2012

Art -A-Track: Discover railway related artwork from the museum’s collection. Railways have been a favourite subject for artists, including Monet and Turner, for over 150 years. Art-A-Track is an exhibition of artwork from the museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition covers three broad railway themes: locomotives and rolling stock, buildings and infrastructure and railway personalities in a variety of mediums.

HOS Newsletter, May 2012

Vintage Vehicle Rally takes place on 20th May 2012 11am - 3pm on the Museum & Events Field. A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the North East and Yorkshire regions gather together again for this popular event.