A DARLINGTON's Head of Steam railway museum has opened a new exhibition has opened to welcome visitors back after the Covid-19 lockdown.

"All Aboard" at Darlington's Head of Steam museum is set to celebrate children's railway stories from The Railway Children to Thomas the Tank Engine, allowing people of all ages to find a story from their childhood.

The event was co-curated by local children at Mowden Primary School and Reid Street Primary School after they chose their favourite railway stories.

Meanwhile, pupils from St George's Church of England and Middleton St George Day Nursery created train-themed bunting which now decorates the museum.

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, a museum trail has been created and visitors can take home an activity book if they take part.

An online version of the exhibition is also set to be coming soon with brand new stories from Peter's Railway and Captain Raggybeard - a storyteller for hire.

Leona White-Hannant, manager and curator at Head of Steam, said: "We’re delighted to be able welcome back visitors to the museum and to work with schools in our local community to celebrate the long history of children’s railway fiction.”

All Aboard is set to run until Sunday June 27.

Darlington Borough Council are asking people make sure to book in advance.