Image: Locomotion No 1 - object on loan from the National Railway Museum
Following a £1.7m refurbishment Darlington Railway Centre and Museum re-launched in April 2008 as Head of Steam. It is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world’s first steam-worked public railway and you can see real modern trains passing by! Step into the newly restored station building and look out for large exhibits like Stephenson’s “Locomotion No. 1” and displays of railway memorabilia.
Opening times: April - Sep: Tues - Sun 10am - 4pm Oct - Mar: Wed - Sun 11am - 3.30pm
Entry price: Adult £4.95, Over 60s £3.75, 6 - 16 years £3, 5 years and under free, Family pass (2 adults and upto 4 children) £10