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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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Family Fun Day
29 September 2019
10:00 to 16:00
01325 405060
Head of Steam
£2 adults, £1 children, Under 5's are free, included in annual membership passes
Darlington Borough Council

Visit the museum to helps us celebrate the Anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, entertainment includes, face painting, mini train ride, childrens entertainer, flea circus, and lots more

 

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

Little horrors at Halloween
27 October 2019
11:00 to 15:30
01325 405060
Head of Steam
Normal admission fee, included in family membership passes
Darlington Borough Council

Come along to our specially decorated museum in your favourite halloween costume, entertainment includes, spooky magic, face painting, mini train ride and lots more, museum cafe will be open serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks, cake and biscuits

Normal entrance fee applies, included in family membership passes

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

SANTA AT THE STATION
14 December 2019 to 15 December 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Entrance fee applies
Darlington Borough Council

Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a Christmas present, entertainment includes, face painting, festive music, mini train ride, elf school and arts and crafts, museum cafe will be open serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks, crisps and biscuits

PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.

Adults (non members) £4, Adults (members) free, Children £8, Family Ticket £25.00 (2 adults and 3 children)
Booking via www.eventbrite.co.uk
SANTA AT THE STATION
21 December 2019 to 22 December 2019
10:00 to 16:00
There is no phone number specified
There is no email specified
Head of Steam
Entrance fee applies
Darlington Borough Council

Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a Christmas present, entertainment includes, face painting, festive music, mini train ride, elf school and arts and crafts, museum cafe will be open serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks, crisps and biscuits

PLEASE NOTE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE.

Adults (non members) £4, Adults (members) free, Children £8, Family Ticket £25.00 (2 adults and 3 children)
 
Booking via www.eventbrite.co.uk