Head of Steam Museum is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, the world’s first steam-worked public railway. The site encompasses three significant Stockton & Darlington Railway buildings of the 1830s/50s: North Road Passenger Station, the Goods Shed and Hopetown Carriage Works. The museum is devoted to the area formerly served by the North Eastern Railway, with particular reference to the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and the railway industry of Darlington. Exhibits include Stephenson’s “Locomotion No. 1”, built for the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, and “Derwent”, the earliest surviving Darlington built locomotive, on loan from The National Railway Museum Collection. Locomotion is one of the oldest surviving steam engines in the world and the first ever steam train to carry fare paying passengers.
Gradings & Awards
- We're Good To Go
- 25/06/2020 00:00:00
Station Road Darlington DL3 6ST