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.
The year ahead:
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.
Comming soon: Santa at the Station.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Easter themed arts and crafts for all the family to have a go at. Just drop in!
Comming soon ... "Hot Coals and Ashes Exhibition".
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.
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|
Santa at the Station
Comming soon ... Santa at the station.
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!
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.
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.
Get ready for another Roman invasion at the Railway Museum.
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.
Vintage Vehicle Rally - Sunday 22nd May.
Easter Activities at the Museum - Fun for all the family!
Trenches and Trinkets: an exhibition of Darlington Crested China Mementos of World War One.
Head of Steam museum made it on to the BBC twice during January!
Plans for the year ahead.