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Darlington Railway Centre and Museum

North Road Station | Station Road, Darlington DL3 6ST , England
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Darlington
Type: History Museums
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Glasgow
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111 reviews 111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Was interesting to learn about the origin of the railways and of UK leading the world with this invention. Never realised this is where it all started. I remember traveling in the steam trains. That was when trains had character,

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Darlington Railway museum may be small, but it contains so much important history; the original, un-altered locomotion No. 1 (with non-matching wheels as-was when it finished service) and multiple locos that were manufactured just down the road, this place is pretty much the first passenger railway station & train in the world...definitley a hidden gem that most would miss, and... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a small venue, with a limited number of exhibits which costs [July 2014] £4.95 to get into. BUT, the building itself and two of the exhibits ["Locomotion No1" and "Derwent" are so key to the history of railways not just in UK, but the whole World, that it really is a must-see for anyone with even the slightest... More

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London
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

time- travel !! back to the 50s a beautifully presented exhibition. But if in the area combine with a visit to the National Railway Museum at Shildon, 8 miles away.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Darlington Railway Museum is an undiscovered gem tucked away in a corner of Darlington. The station is light and airy and the graphics well laid out giving an overview of Darlington's history alongside that of the railways. The highlight of the collection is of course Stephenson's Locomotion no 1, the first steam engine to work on public railways and similar... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It works out cheaper to get the train to Shildon and explore the free entry train museum there where there is a lot more to see.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This old station is so well arranged. It is like going back in time. Quiet with room to move. Light and airy and all the stuff you want to see. I'm old enough to remember stations when they were like this and then there are the extra bits!

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

went here one cold Saturday it looks abig museum from the outside but when you get it its small we had awalk over the bridge enjoyed standing on the train and looking at the photos of years gone by if you like trains etc youl like it

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was prepared to be let down after reading a number of reviews, but I was perhaps a little less disapponted than I had expected to be. Five pounds admission and limited opening hours are frustrating, but the main exhibition is well worth the money, The focus is very much on the S&DR, NER and successors, and is very interesting.... More

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N Yorkshire
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63 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Wanted to visit Shildon but after queueing in the car realised we were not going to be successful decided to go to this museum again as haven't been for many years. £4.99 per adult £3.75 concession. Closes 3.30pm. Car park and overflow. Very informative boards to read and memorabilia. Gives long history of Darlington and the area. A few engines... More

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