Events

This page contains events information for activities and courses taking place in our libraries, as well as events organised by the Darlington Libraries team.

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BOOK SIGNING
08 June 2019
11:00 to 13:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Included in admission and annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

George Turner Smith will be at the musuem on Saturday 8 June 2019 to purchase and have him sign copies of his new book A Railway British History of New Shildon between 11am - 1pm

ROMANS AT THE RAILWAY MUSEUM
23 July 2019
10:00 to 16:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Find out what life was like in the Roman Army - veteran Soldier Rufus is looking for recruits!  Wear the armour, lift the shield, march the march!  Rufus will check if you are fit enough for basic training and put you through your paces.  Craft activities, dressing up and things to handle!

Drop in sessions included in admission and yearly passes

CRAFTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
31 July 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Crafts inspired by different countries of the world, each week we will explore a different part of the world from Asia, North and South America, Oceania, Europe and Africa. 
Drop in sessions, included in admission and yearly passes.

FARMYARD FLYER
01 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Come along and meet the animals from the Farmyard Flyer when visit the museum
Drop in session, included in admission and yearly passes

TIME TRAVEL TUESDAYS
06 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Travel back to a different time period each week, activities are provided by That History Bloke, activities include, handling objects, dressing up, arts and crafts and more!
Normal entrance fee, included in admission and yearly passes

CRAFTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
07 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Crafts inspired by different countries of the world, each week we will explore a different part of the world from Asia, North and South America, Oceania, Europe and Africa. 
Drop in sessions, included in admission and yearly passes.

TIME TRAVEL TUESDAYS
13 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Travel back to a different time period each week, activities are provided by That History Bloke, activities include, handling objects, dressing up, arts and crafts and more!
Normal entrance fee, included in admission and yearly passes

CRAFTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
14 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Crafts inspired by different countries of the world, each week we will explore a different part of the world from Asia, North and South America, Oceania, Europe and Africa. 
Drop in sessions, included in admission and yearly passes.

TIME TRAVEL TUESDAYS
20 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Travel back to a different time period each week, activities are provided by That History Bloke, activities include, handling objects, dressing up, arts and crafts and more!
Normal entrance fee, included in admission and yearly passes

CRAFTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
21 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Crafts inspired by different countries of the world, each week we will explore a different part of the world from Asia, North and South America, Oceania, Europe and Africa. 
Drop in sessions, included in admission and yearly passes.

SUMMER FAMILY FUN
27 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Included in admission and annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

Get crafty and make a mobile to take home

Drop in sessions, included in admission and yearly passes

CRAFTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
28 August 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Included in admission
Darlington Borough Council

Crafts inspired by different countries of the world, each week we will explore a different part of the world from Asia, North and South America, Oceania, Europe and Africa. 
Drop in sessions, included in admission and yearly passes.

Murder Between The Lines (Adults Only)
11 October 2019
19:30 to 22:30
01325 405060
Head of Steam
£12.50
Darlington Borough Council

Crime writer Austin Tayshus is heading off by train to launch his latest book. But this time Austin has left fiction behind and his new book reveals a true crime.
With his gold-digging second wife in tow, Austin takes his adopted daughters, his assistant and housekeeper on the book tour along with a very unhappy publisher who wasn't expecting a true crime expose!
Will this book be the death of Austin?

Join us as we turn the Head of Steam Museum into a book tour and a murder mystery. But will you be our top detectives?

Book Tickets

The Mystery of the Missing Major
31 October 2019
11:00 to 15:30
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Included in admission and annual passes
Darlington Borough Council

When the Countess of Darlington stepped aboard the steam train to travel home she had three cases and all her jewellery with her. But as she stepped on to the platform she discovered her priceless jewellery has vanished.

And as the investigation into the theft begins the Major who had been travelling in the Countess' compartment and who must be the prime suspect has also disappeared!

Do husband and wife Justin and Stella Case know more than they are letting on? What did the train guard see? And does the detective travelling aboard the train know something no one else does?

Can you turn detective to return the Countess' jewels and uncover what really happened to Major C Rimes?

Join us as we discover fingerprints, footprints and more during our fun mystery investigation where you'll play together - children and adults - to solve the mystery.

Book Tickets