Head of Steam Railway Museum – North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST
Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum is located in North Road Station on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway the world’s first steam-worked public railway.
Right in the heart of Brightwater you can take a step back in time and discover the rich history of the railways in Victorian Darlington. Find out the true impact the railways have made to the Brightwater culture, community, and landscape.
The ceremonial opening on 27 September 1825 was the first occasion on which a steam locomotive was used to haul passengers on a public railway. The locomotive concerned, Stephenson’s ‘Locomotion’ still exists and is displayed at Head of Steam museum!
You can admire the vehicles, visit the booking office, and even explore the platform which has many of the original features! Exploring can be thirsty work but not to worry as there’s an on-site cafe that offers a variety of drinks and snacks.
With a range of interactive activities, displays a changing programme of events and exhibitions there really is something for everyone at this museum.
For opening times and visitor information please visit Head of Steam Railway Museum’s website.