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Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Darlington Railway Museum Station Road, Darlington DL3 6ST, England
+44 1325 405060
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Very interesting day out

Great layout interesting features brought the age of steam to life. Made you realise how it all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tripper1055
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Hartlepool
Santa

Having been disappointed with our visit to santa last year we looked for something different this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
geordie1982
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Visit the place where railways were born! Home of Stephenson's Locomotion No 1 and other rare engines. Set in our original 1840's railway station follow the history of Darlington and the growth of the railways. We have a shop with souvenirs to suit all tastes and pockets and a varied events programme. There really is something for everyone!
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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Darlington Railway Museum Station Road, Darlington DL3 6ST, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great layout interesting features brought the age of steam to life. Made you realise how it all started. The kids large and small had a great time

Thank tripper1055
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are gald you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been disappointed with our visit to santa last year we looked for something different this year. Our son loves trains so when we saw santa was going to be at Head of Steam we booked straight away. We were allocated a time and arrived...More

Thank geordie1982
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed our Santa at the Station event and we hope to see you next year!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't remember the name of event but was a baby sensory dome for pre walkers and it was just fantastic. There lights and songs and materials all different textures and a story told of the seasons inside a white dome tent. I was astounded and...More

Thank amymW6439ZJ
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the event (called Nest) that we hosted at the museum and that you found our staff helpful. We hope to see you at future events.

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Didn’t realise this historic place was here as it’s tucked off busy North Road. Well worth visiting. It may seem small but there’s a lot packed in. Well laid out. Bright & airy. Amazing to see the engines and read about how the first public...More

Thank Margaret G
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Excellent small railway museum in the town where it all started. Unfortunately not well promoted by the Darlington Council.

Thank Phil_P1903
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant very informative good displays and equipment good day out for families visiting the area 10/10

Thank Gary L
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Considering Darlington's significance in the development of railways this small museum doesn't reflect Darlington's stature one iota. It's a small, but neat museum with some interesting exhibits but unless you are a dedicated steam head or there's something else going on here, it's hardly worth...More

Thank Paul H
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to our atmospheric railway museum located in the 1842 North Road Station on the route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. We are always interested to hear how we can improve the visitor...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We visited the Head of Steam museum on a Saturday morning while touring the UK and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My husband is a railway enthusiast and we both enjoyed all the restored locomotives on display but of course Stephenson’s very first loco, known as...More

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HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I'm sorry you didn't like the Halloween decorations but this was for our very popular Halloween event and the October half term.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Just a small museum but it was the world's first railway station and the exhibits (including 4 very old trains) are fascinating.

1  Thank martimas
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

A must visit for all enthusiastic train lovers . Check the web site for events throughout the year. Learn about the history of the railways great for all ages

1  Thank John T
HeadofSteamMuseum, Manager at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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DARREN J
25 February 2016|
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Response from calumwilson1306 |
Hello Darren Adult tickets are £4.95. Concessions and disabled tickets are £3.75 and carers get in free of charge, hope this helps! Best wishes Calum
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