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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, 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.

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.