Events List

Upcoming Events

Tour & Displays 29 April 2018 - 30 September 2018
  Enjoy displays and fascinating guided tours of our buildings, collections and workshops on the last Sunday of every month from April to September. 29th April, 27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August & 30th September

Music at Marley Hill 18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018
  Enjoy special evenings of live music at the World's oldest railway for Music at Marley Hill, Friday 18th May & Saturday 19th May 2018, 7pm!

Murder Mystery Evening 02 June 2018 -
  Full steam to death! The year is 1929 and you are invited to join the local residents, for their annual summer evening celebrations aboard the Tanfield Express. But all may not be as it seems...

Legends of Industry Gala 16 June 2018 - 17 June 2018
  The biggest event in the railway's calendar returns! Our Legends of Industry gala will feature all of our home fleet operating locomotives plus atleast one visiting loco! Various displays and attractions will feature around the railway site.

Murder Mystery Evening 30 June 2018 -
  Murder on the Tanfield Express. It's the summer of 1946 and join the country locals as they take a steam train journey on the Tanfield Railway, but is this the end of line for someone?

Murder Mystery Evening 07 July 2018 -
  Full steam to death! The year is 1929 and you are invited to join the local residents, for their annual summer evening celebrations aboard the Tanfield Express. But all may not be as it seems...

Teddy Bear's Picnic 28 July 2018 -
  Join our resident Station Master, Boris the Bear and bring your favourite teddy to Tanfield this weekend! Kids travel FREE when they are accompanied by a responsible teddy bear.

Teddy Bear's Picnic 29 July 2018 -
  Join our resident Station Master, Boris the Bear and bring your favourite teddy to Tanfield this weekend! Kids travel FREE when they are accompanied by a responsible teddy bear.

Mining Heritage Weekend 18 August 2018 -
  NEW for 2018! Celebrate our mining heritage at Tanfield this weekend, with a selection of mining displays, artefacts, banners and music. Our passenger train and demonstration coal train will be in operation.

Mining Heritage Weekend 19 August 2018 -
  NEW for 2018! Celebrate our mining heritage at Tanfield this weekend, with a selection of mining displays, artefacts, banners and music. Our passenger train and demonstration coal train will be in operation.

Our Heritage - Heritage Open Days 06 September 2018 - 09 September 2018
  Enjoy displays, films and guided tours about the history of local industrial railways. Ask our guides about the range of opportunities for working on our railway as a volunteer. Steam trains only operating Sundays.

1940s Weekend 22 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
  NEW for 2018! Step back to the 1940s and experience Home Front life in wartime Britain during the Second World War.

Run It Weekend 13 October 2018 - 14 October 2018
  NEW for 2018! Anything that can run, will run... all of our operational home fleet steam and diesel locomotives, including the usual (and some unusual) rolling stock will be in service this weekend. There might be a few surprises too!

Tanfield Ghost Train 27 October 2018 - 28 October 2018
  Do you dare take a trip on the Tanfield Ghost Train? Visit the Tanfield Railway on the 27th and 28th October for a spine tingling, hair-raising journey along the World's Oldest Railway. Pre booking essential. Ticket details to follow soon.

Mince Pie Specials 26 December 2018 -
  Spend the day at Tanfield and enjoy our popular Mince Pie Specials after all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season.

Mince Pie Specials 30 December 2018 -
  Spend the day at Tanfield and enjoy our popular Mince Pie Specials after all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season.