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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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):
28/08/2014
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):
29/08/2014
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
Fighting Cocks Branch
Description:
An exhibition curated by the North Eastern Railway Association that remembers Darlington’s forgotten branch lines through photographs from NERA’s collections. Please visit website for opening times.
Date(s):
01/09/2014 to 30/11/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal admission charges apply
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
The Afternoon Lectures - Paul Kirkman, director of the National Railway Museum
Description:
Non members welcome - please call museum for membership or price details. HoS meeting room, 1:45pm.
Date(s):
04/09/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Free to members
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
Darlington Railway Servicemen in the First World War
Description:
A talk by Stephen Nicholson. Admission is free, but pre-booking is essential
Date(s):
13/09/2014
Time:
14:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:  
Call 01325 460532 to book
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Darlington's Railway Servicemen in the First World War
Description:
A talk by Stephen Nicholson, admission is free but booking is essential.
Date(s):
13/09/2014
Time:
14:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:  
01325 460532 headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage

Arts, culture and heritage, Community Events
Heritage Open Day
Description:
Free admission and tours of the Head of Steam museum. Booking essential!
Date(s):
13/09/2014 to 14/09/2014
Time:
10:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Free
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage, Community Events


Arts, culture and heritage
The Afternoon Lectures
Description:
A look back at the 100th anniversary in 1925 and then steam in and around York by Chris Nettleton. Non members welcome - please call museum for membership or price details. HoS meeting room, 1:45pm.
Date(s):
25/09/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Free to members
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage