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 Great Train Robery: 30th October until 31st December 2013 - Museum Platform. This timely exhibition explores the events and impact of the Great Train Robbery fifty years on and the subsequent investigations that took place. The exhibition explores the robbery and its impact through previously unseen files and photographs. It will also look at the effects the robbery had on the GPO more widely. On loan from The British Postal Museum and Archive. Normal admission price.
Scooby Doo & Little BOO!!!! Halloween Fun Day, Sunday 27th October 2013 11am until 4pm.
Heritage Open Days & Darlington Model Railway Club weekend, 14th & 15th September 2013 11am until 3.30pm. 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 by the Friends of the Museum and the opportunity to learn what the railway heritage organisations in Darlington are doing . Plus, to celebrate their long connection with Head of Steam Museum, Darlington Model Railway club will exhibit their working layouts for this special weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Listing the Titanic Events in February.
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.