Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, Head of Steam

Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, Head of Steam, Station Road, Darlington DL3 6ST View on map

Located on the 1825 route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world's first steam-worked public railway. The site encompasses three significant railway buildings of the 1830s to 1850s. Interactive displays and audio visual equipment show the history of Darlington and the impact of the railways.


Opening Arrangements

April - September: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm; October - March: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 3.30pm;

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £4.95
  • Child: £3.00 (6-16 years, under 5s free)
  • Other Charges: £3.75 (concession)


One mile from Darlington on A167. Rail: North Road Station (on Saltburn to Bishop Auckland line, two minutes walk). Bus: from Darlington town centre every three minutes.

Parking Spaces


On-street parking

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes