Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum, Darlington

(3.9/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Apart from seeing the famous Locomotion engine it is not worth paying to get in this museum. This one is pitiful compared to the railway museum at Shildon and you dont have to pay to get in that one. ...  more »
  • Had an interesting visit to the Head of Steam rail museum.Very well laid out,lots of information about the way people travelled in years gone by.Good activities for children,there was no cafeteria but...  more »
  • Head of steam doesn't have the glitz and glamour of the National Railway Museum; however, it is a celebration of where every passenger railway on the planet had its origins. Indeed George Stephenson's...  more »
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  • Nice little museum about Stephenson's Locomotion No.1 & the Darlington Stockton Railway. Loads of information about the railway & Darlington's wider railway history. There are some activities for children & collection also includes a couple of additional engines. If you go on the right day you can also visit the A1/P2 Steam Trust to see progress of the new P2 build & information about A1 class Tornado.
  • Heaven for railway lovers and children. The world's very first locomotive, the Locomotion No. 1 is exposed here.
  • Nice place to know the origin of railway and first train Motion no.1.
  • Knowledgable staff some great exhibits
  • Too expensive for a family