Discover the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum
Darlington Railway Centre and Museum is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which was the world's first steam powered passenger railway.
Things to do in North Yorkshire
There is no shortage of interesting destinations in the surrounding area when you stay at Crathorne Hall in Yorkshire. Take in the historical settings of Durham Castle, enjoy a family day out at the Darlington Railway Museum or take a long stroll along the Cleveland Way.
Nestled alongside the River Tees, Preston Hall, a former Georgian gentleman’s residence and once home to local industrial magnate Robert Ropner, houses a vast collection of artefacts which tell the story of Stockton-On-Tees.
Step through the Victorian portico and discover more about the families who lived here and their role in shaping Stockton’s history.
mima is the useful museum, a civic institution that promotes art as a tool for social change.
Its programme integrates exhibitions and collection displays with learning activities, off-site projects, commissions and community-focused initiatives. It plays a key role in the cultural ecology of North East England, particularly Teesside, and is internationally recognised for its mission.
mima is part of Teesside University and funded by Arts Council England and Middlesbrough Council. It is a member of the Plus Tate network and partner of ‘The Uses of Art – The Legacy of 1848 and 1989’, a project by the European museums confederation L'Internationale.
As well as playing host to a range of exhibitions and projects, mima also runs regular arts and crafts sessions for children and parents, gallery tours, drawing class, and much more.
Open Tuesday – Sunday, closed Mondays. Opening times vary, please check the website for more information.