Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum is an absolute must for history boffins and locomotive enthusiasts. This museum is set on a charming 1842 railway station in Darlington. It exhibits a world-class collection of locomotives, including the original ‘Locomotion No 1’ of 1825, the ‘Derwent’ of 1845, a Victorian express engine and a myriad of other smaller displays. It is a great day out for both adults and children with a games room to keep younger children entertained, a reasonably priced cafeteria, and a lovely shop with souvenirs and other goodies. Walking around the railway and seeing all exhibitions on display is such a wonderful way to learn about the local history of Darlington, the development of the railways, and their importance. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic!