Events

For more information on events or if you would like to host an event at the museum, please contact eventsteam@darlington.gov.uk

More information about admission prices and opening times

Events Guide 2014 [pdf document, 636KB]

On Saturday 22 February come along to an outreach session led by Time Bandits as part of the Tees Valley First World War Project. Sessions take place from 10am-12pm at The Bridge, 1-4pm at Crown Street Library and 4:45 - 6:45pm in Central Hall in the Dolphin Centre. There will be chance to meet local characters, handle original objects and listen to stories about life during the First World War.

Time Bandits are also interested in talking to people about their family memories of this time. For more information, please contact Sarah Gouldsbrough at Head of Steam on 01325 734128.

Life in World War 1: for schools. 3-5 June. Schools are invited to join Sarah from Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum and Time Bandits to explore life during World War One. Find out about life on the Home Front and in the Trenches. The Recruiting Officer will make sure you are trained in 'drill'! Two sessions per day - 10am,-12pm and 12:45-2:45pm. Please contact Sarah Gouldsbrough to book on 01325 734128 or sarah.gouldsbrough@darlington.gov.uk





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Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Summer Arts and Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through the summer holidays.
Date(s):
25/07/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage


The Alternative Head of Steam Experience - Darlington Comedy Festival 2014
Description:
All aboard the laughter express! Join your comedy conductor Andy Fury (“An absolute genius of a comedian” ­ BBC) as he takes you on a tour of the Head of Steam with a difference. From Locomotion No.1 through to the Victorian toilets, there’ll be plenty new to discover, as Andy brings some of his comedy friends along for the ride! Experience Darlington's Railway Museum as you've never seen it before! Tours will last approximately one hour and will run at: 12pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm. Note: all tours are limited to a maximum of 25 people, so tickets are strictly limited. Tours before 4pm are suitable for ages 8 upwards, with the later tours recommended as being for adults only.
Date(s):
26/07/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
£5
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage

Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Summer Arts and Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through the summer holidays.
Date(s):
29/07/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage


Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Summer Arts and Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through the summer holidays.
Date(s):
31/07/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
The First World War in the Tees Valley
Description:
A touring exhibition commemorating the First World War and its impact on the Tees Valley.. Please visit website for opening times.
Date(s):
01/08/2014 to 31/08/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
Trains to Trenches - North Eastern Railways in World War One
Description:
An exhibition commemorating the First World War and its impact on Darlington and the railway industry. Please visit website for opening times.
Date(s):
01/08/2014 to 02/11/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Summer Arts and Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through the summer holidays.
Date(s):
01/08/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage


Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Summer Arts and Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through the summer holidays.
Date(s):
05/08/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage


Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Summer Arts and Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through the summer holidays.
Date(s):
07/08/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage


Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Summer Arts and Crafts
Description:
Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through the summer holidays.
Date(s):
08/08/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage