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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, 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.

HOS Newsletter, April 2012

Easter themed arts and crafts for all the family to have a go at. Just drop in!

HOS Newsletter, March 2012

Comming soon ... "Hot Coals and Ashes Exhibition".

HOS Newsletter, February 2012

Head of Steam in conjunction with other museums are working on an exciting new art and history project - we want people to come along and help us to knit a 3d wall hanging of the town.

HOS Newsletter, January 2012

Exhibitions coming up in 2012…

The Tornado Story 4th Jan - 31st March 2012
Hot Coals and Ash 7th April - 19th May
Art-A-Track 26th May - 24th June
A Speck of Light 2nd July - 28th September
Titanic Honour & Glory 3rd Oct - 31st March 2013

HOS Newsletter, December 2011

Santa at the Station

HOS Newsletter, November 2011

Comming soon ... Santa at the station.

HOS Newsletter, October 2011

The Tornado Story: an intimate account of the building of the Peppercorn class A1 60163 Tornado. The first main line steam locomotive to be built in the UK since the 1960s, Tornado's importance to Darlington and the North East is explored for the first time in this major exhibition. With artefacts on loan from The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, 'The Tornado Story' is told by those who made it!

HOS Newsletter, September 2011

Steam and Diesel Shuttle Weekends, 17th & . 18th and 24th & 25th September 2011. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of operating steam and diesel engines.

HOS Newsletter, August 2011

The Art of Robert Stephenson: images of the man, his life and his works is currently on display at Head of Steam Museum. Build your own railway semaphore signal with members of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Robert Stephenson Trust on Saturday 10th September 2011.

HOS Newsletter, July 2011

Get ready for another Roman invasion at the Railway Museum.

HOS Newsletter, June 2011

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum has just launched a new, up-to-date guidebook, the first to be issued since the one published by the original Museum Trust in 1982. The new book is proving popular with museum visitors and is selling very well.

HOS Newsletter, May 2011

Vintage Vehicle Rally - Sunday 22nd May.

HOS Newsletter, April 2011

Easter Activities at the Museum - Fun for all the family!

HOS Newsletter, March 2011

Trenches and Trinkets: an exhibition of Darlington Crested China Mementos of World War One.