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
A ticket to Teesdale - remembering the Barney Line
Description:
The exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the end of passenger services up the valley in November 1964. Please visit the website for opening times.
Date(s):
01/03/2014 to 31/05/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Included in admission
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
Freepass
Description:
A textile and media based exhibition exploring heritage and journeys travelled on the railways. The journey begins from Darlington travelling around the Great British Countryside exploring many stations towns and cities that were linked with this vital network of railways. An exhibition by Catherine Howard. Entrance fee applies and booking is essential for workshops, contact museum.
Date(s):
08/04/2014 to 27/07/2014
Time:
10:00 to 16:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Charge
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Babies, young children and parents
Easter Sunday at Head of Steam
Description:
Easter crafts for the whole family, and an 'eggciting' Easter egg trail around the museum!
Date(s):
20/04/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Normal entry rate applies
Category:
Babies, young children and parents


Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Family Arts and Crafts
Description:
Join us in the Easter holidays for fun arts and crafts for all the family.
Date(s):
22/04/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Included in admission
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
Freepass Exhibition Activities: Textile Journey
Description:
Talk arranged and lead by Catherine Howard.
Date(s):
27/04/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:30
Venue: 
Cost:
Charge
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Darlington Jazz Festival at Head of Steam
Description:
Featuring Jazz in my Pants, The Slowlight Quartet, Jjangologie and more
Date(s):
27/04/2014
Time:
11:00 to 21:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Various
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage

Arts, culture and heritage
Freepass Exhibition Activities: Art Exhibition
Description:
Art Exhibition – Selling event organised by Catherine Howard.
Date(s):
10/05/2014 to 11/05/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Charge
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage
NERA lectures - A Further County Durham Miscellany by Colin Ryder
Description:
Free to members of NERA. HoS meeting room, 1pm.
Date(s):
17/05/2014
Time:
All day
Venue: 
Cost:
Free to members
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage


Arts, culture and heritage, Community Events
Vintage Vehicle Rally
Description:
A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the north east and Yorkshire regions gather again for this popular event, activities include mini train ride, arts and crafts and juggling and balloon making. £1 entrance fee per person, annual family members go free.
Date(s):
18/05/2014
Time:
11:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
£1
Category:
Arts, culture and heritage, Community Events


Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage
Family Arts and Crafts
Description:
Join us in May half term for fun arts and crafts for all the family. Included in admission and yearly passes.
Date(s):
27/05/2014
Time:
13:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
Cost:
Included in admission
Category:
Babies, young children and parents, Arts, culture and heritage