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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, October 2019

Half Term Activities, Wednesday 30th October to Friday 1st November.

Join in with storytelling, songs and games with Captain Raggybeard or solve a murder mystery with Tall Tales Mysteries. Our regular Station Scamps session will be on as usual followed by craft activities. Some sessions must be booked in advance, please contact the museum for more details.

HOS Newsletter, September 2019

Heritage Open Days,Saturday 14th September & Sunday 15th September. Come along and enjoy free access to Head of Steam museum as we participate in the national Heritage Open Days.

HOS Newsletter, August 2019

Summer holiday family actvities.

HOS Newsletter, July 2019

All the Fun of the Fair on Sunday 21st July 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm in the Museum. Come along and join in the fun at Head of Steam Fun at the Fair Family Fun Day, entertainment includes: mini train ride, face painting, arts and crafts, Punch and Judy and much more. £2 entrance fee for adults, £1 for children, under 5’s are free and family members go free.

HOS Newsletter, June 2019

Moon Exhibition. Saturday 15th June - Monday 26th August 2019 in Meeting Room. Have you ever touched a piece of moon rock? Humanity has gazed up at the moon for millennia, but now we’ve brought it a little closer to Earth. Explore moon mythology; discover the science behind our nearest neighbour; re-live historic moments in space exploration; and touch one of the rarest items on Earth. This exhibition will appeal to families and space enthusiasts of all ages. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, May 2019

Vintage Vehicle Rally, Sunday 19th May 2019 - 10am - 4pm 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 children’s entertainment. £2 entrance fee for adults, £1 for children, under 5s are free and family pass holders are free.

HOIS Newsletter, April 2019

Easter Activities, Tuesday 9th April to Friday 19th April at the Museum. Come along to the museum for two weeks of family fun activities including, Captain Raggybeard, Cool Science Parties, biscuit and chocolate workshops and our regular Station Scamps sessions. Some sessions need to be booked, please contact the museum for more details. All activities are included in normal admission and family passes.

HOS Newsletter, March 2019

‘A Year in the Making’: An exhibition by Peter Giroux Saturday 9th March 2019—Sunday 2nd June 2019 in Temporary Exhibition Gallery. A selection of local images from 2018 by Peter Giroux. Normal entrance fee. Contact museum for opening times.

HOS Newsletter, February 2019

Afternoon Lectures: North Yorkshire Moors Railway by Philip Benham Saturday 9th February 2019 1.45pm Meeting Room FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome, (please telephone the museum for membership or price details).

HOS Newsletter, January 2019

The year ahead…
We have a number of exciting exhibitions and events planned for 2019, including "Peter Giroux Photography Exhibition".

HOS Newsletter, December 2018

Santa at the Station, 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd December 2018 10am - 4pm in Museum Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present, entertainment includes mini train ride, arts and crafts. Entrance fee applies and booking is essential, contact the museum for more details.

HOS Newsletter, November 2018

Vote100: Railways, Women & World War One, Saturday 10th November 2018 - Sunday 13th January 2019 11.00am - 3.30pm Temporary Exhibition Room.

Join us as we commemorate 100 years of the UK Parliamentary vote for some women and all men. Our exhibition will investigate whether women’s work on the railways during World War One helped them to get the vote and if gaining the right to vote had an impact on women working on the railways. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, October 2018

Halloween Fun Day,Sunday 28th October , 11.00am—3.30pm Museum. Come along to our specially decorated museum in your favourite Halloween Costume, there will be a magician, arts and crafts and a spooky treasure hunt to entertain the little ones! Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, September 2018

193rd Birthday Celebration

Sunday 30th September 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm in Museum and gardens

Come along to Head of Steam to celebrate the birthday of the S&DR. Entertainment includes storytelling, children’s entertainer, face paint-ing, Victorian games, dancers, guided tours, talks, punch and judy, stalls and much much more. Free entry.

HOS Newsletter, August 2018

Time Travel Tuesdays,Tuesday 24th July—21 August 2018 10.00am—3.00pm, Northern Rail Activity Room. Come along and travel with us to get a taste of what life was like at different times in the past, visiting a different historical period each week. Activities provided by That History Bloke included in admission and yearly passes.

HOS Newsletter, July 2018

Fashion on a Plate: 1950s Contemporary Tableware. Saturday 14th July—Sunday 2nd September 2018 in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery. This attractive and colourful exhibition gives a taste of some of the modern and striking tableware produced during the 1950s. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, June 2018

NERA Exhibition: The Richmond Branch, Tuesday 5th June- Sunday 15th July, Museum Platform. A photographic exhibition curated by the North Eastern Railway Association. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, May 2018

Vintage Vehicle Rally, Sunday 21st May 2017, 11am - 3pm, 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 juggling and balloon making. £2 entrance fee for adults, £1 for children, under 5’s are free and family members go free.

HOS Newsletter, April 2018

Easter Sunday 1st April 2018 in the Museum: join us for a “Eggstraspecial” Easter treat, activities include, Egg Hunt, face painting, arts and crafts and lots more. £2 for adults, £1 for children, under 5s go free. Included in annual passes.

HOS Newsletter, March 2018

NERA Exhibition: ‘A Saunter Through the Steelworks’, Wednesday 7th March to Sunday 15th April 2018 on the Museum Platform. A photographic exhibition curated by the North Eastern Rail-way Association. Contact the museum for entrance times. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, February 2018

Lego Show, Sunday 18th February 11.00am-3.30pm in the Museum.
Come and see Brick Alley LEGO User Group’s LEGO displays. From LEGO City to Ninjago, Technic and - of course - LEGO trains! Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, January 2018

We have a number of exciting exhibitions and events planned for 2018. Here is a selection of what’s to come…

  • History Wardrobe ‘Fabulous Fifties’.
  • John Wigston Exhibition
  • Vintage Vehicle Rally
  • Paw Patrol
  • Model Railway Weekend

...and much much more!

HOS Newsletter, November 2017

Exposed, Saturday 11th November 2017 - Sunday 7th January 2018 11.00am - 3.30pm in the Temporary Exhibition Room

In 2015 a small collection of glass plate negatives were uncovered in the Museum of Hartlepool’s photographic archives. The previously unseen negatives are mug shots taken by Hartlepool Borough Police, a small force which served Hartlepool Headland from 1851 to 1947. Their faces have been exposed to the public for the first time by artist Jade Sweeting, Cleveland College of Art and Design. Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, October 2017

Halloween Little Boo! Sunday 22nd October 11.00am—3.30pm in the Museum. Come along to our specially decorated museum in your favourite Halloween Costume, there will be a magician, arts and crafts and a spooky treasure hunt to entertain the little ones! Normal entrance fee.

HOS Newsletter, September 2017

Crime and Death on the Railways, Saturday 9th September to Sunday 5th October 10.00am-4.00pm in Temporary Exhibition Space. Explore historic unsolved murders, accidents and robberies on the railways here in the North East.

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