DOZENS of vintage vehicles are expected to take part in an annual rally due to roll into town later this month.

Vehicles of all shapes and variety will be attending the Vintage Vehicle Rally at the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum.

Among the highlights already booked for the rally are a velocipede track bike, Land Rover fire appliance, a selection of Capris and a Harley Davidson sportster.

Leona White-Hannant, manager curator at the museum said: “Our rally is one of the highlights of the year here at Head of Steam and always proves to be popular with visitors of all ages.

“As well as the chance to see a great array of vintage vehicles, there is also the opportunity to explore the museum and we have a packed programme of events coming up in the months ahead, with something for all ages to enjoy.”

The rally will take place on the museum’s event field, on Sunday, May 19, between10am and 4pm. As well as the vehicles there will also be a host of other entertainment for all the family including children’s entertainer, arts and crafts and miniature train ride.

Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for children, which includes admission to the museum and vehicle exhibitors will also gain free entry to the museum with their exhibitor pass. Children under five and annual family pass members go free.

Staff are also keen to hear from anyone interested in displaying their own vintage vehicle – simply contact the museum on 01325-405060 or email

to request a booking form.

The annual rally is just one of a host of events coming up in a packed programme which includes the latest in the Afternoon Lectures, organised by the Friends of the museum, talks and exhibitions from the North Eastern Railway Association (NERA) and a host of fun and games for youngsters during the May half term and summer school holidays.

Two new exhibitions are due to open in June, the first Play and Display: Paper and card toys will run from Saturday 8 until Saturday, September 1 in the museum’s temporary exhibition room.

Budding space explorers can enjoy an ‘out of this world’ experience as the Moon Exhibition, which runs from Saturday 15 until Monday, August 26 in the meeting room.