AN OPEN invitation has been extended to join in the celebrations for National Day for Older People at the Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum.

The museum is one of hundreds of venues to sign up for this year's Silver Sunday on October 3 to help tackle loneliness and social isolation.

Visitors can be inspired by the museum's collections and exhibitions and will be invited to try drawing or sewing activities, or chat to a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer.

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Councillor Andy Keir, Darlington Borough Council's cabinet member for local services, said: "We're delighted to be supporting Silver Sunday this year and look forward to welcoming older people, and visitors of all ages.

"Do join us for a chat, have a go at a craft activity and explore our beautiful Victorian railway station. Staff and volunteers will be on hand and we'd love to hear your memories of the railways, be it for work, rest or play."

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Concessionary admissions for over-60s is £3.75 and on Silver Sunday this will include a voucher for tea and biscuits for £1. Annual pass holders who are over 60 should let reception know so they can claim their voucher. Activities are included in admission and annual passes.

Head of Steam Museum is continuing to follow social distancing measures and ask that people wear a mask or face covering when moving around the museum, unless they are exempt.

To find out more about Head of Steam and to book your visit click here.


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