Things to do

Brick Train Sculpture

The Darlington "Brick Train" was opened on Monday, 23rd June 1997 by Lord Palumbo of Walbrook is situated next to Morrisons on Morton Park Industrial Estate.

Modelled on the 1938 record setting, 126mph steam locomotive "Mallard". Funded by the National Lottery, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, Northern Arts, Department of National Heritage, Darlington Borough Council and headed by sculptor David Mach the project reputedly cost c £760k.

Darlington Library

The Library Service provides a free and accessible gateway to knowledge and information, recreation and leisure, culture and enjoyment. These aims are delivered through our loan collections of books, music recordings, spoken word tapes; our reference and information resources; our local history collections; our on-line data bases, and of course through our skilled staff.

Membership of Darlington Libraries is open to anyone and is free of charge. We offer for loan books, audio books, music on compact disk as well as language courses on tape and compact disk.

Darlington Railway Museum

2009 was the 60th anniversary of the legislation that created the UK National Parks. In celebration, the North York Moors National Park created a photographic exhibition of stunning photographs, each one donated by a professional photographer as a thank you to the National Park Authorities and the people who live in them, for caring for the landscapes that they photograph.