Students investigate the birth of the rail revolution, and discover how Darlington and the wider world changed with the coming of the railways. They use displays and carefully selected archive materials to research a piece of journalism. Local journalist and author John Dean will give a master class and run a ‘live’ news room activity.

Key learning outcome:

Students develop an understanding of Britain as the first industrial nation, historical enquiry and journalistic writing skills.

Main leaning approaches:

  • Enquiry based learning
  • Creative learning
  • Planning a visit:

    All our workshops are currently free for schools if pre-booked.

    Full day sessions from 10am to 3pm are also available.

    Most sessions can accommodate a maximum of 60 children.

    A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff.

    For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum please visit the website and contact a Learning Officer.