The Dorman Museum now has 8 permanent galleries to suit every taste from local history to dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt to 20th Century Woman. Our water gallery is especially popular with children.
In addition to our regular programme of exhibitions and events we are continuing to add to our permanent collections so visitors can be sure to see something new each visit.
Goodbody's cafe is proving to be a popular spot to relax and recharge your batteries during a visit and was recently praised in the Evening Gazette review of cafes.
Why not combine a visit to the Dorman Museum with a visit to the newly restored Albert Park, situated adjacent to the Museum?
Tuesday-Sunday:9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Last entry 4.15pm
New Years Day
Closed 3-7 January for annual maintenance
The Dorman Museum is a free venue, however there may be small charges applied for special events and activities.
Winner of ADAPT award for Excellence in Access 2003
Audio guides in production
Regular event programme
Archaeology, biological and earth sciences, ceramics, social history, industrial history, ethnography, military, coins and medals. Of note : Stovin Herbarium, geological collections, mollusc collections, T.H. Nelson birds and eggs, Linthorpe pottery, Christopher Dresser items.
Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Industry, Land Transport, Maritime, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Sport, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War, World Cultures
Key artists and exhibits
- Acklam Estates Plan - a large 17th century plan of the estates of the local Hustler family recently conserved with an HLF grant. Range of ancient Egyptian and Roman material. Giant fossil Ichthyosaur head. T.H. Nelson collection of birds and eggs. Meteorites including Mars rock.
Middlesbrough in the Great War
- 1 June 2014 — 6 April 2015 *on now
This exhibition gives a glimpse of the experiences of people living and working in Middlesbrough during the First World War. Every household in the town and surrounding area was affected in some way by the war. Thousands of men went off to fight, many did not return.
Those left at home tried to carry on with daily life, coping with shortages and rationing and worrying about their loved ones abroad. Women had to bring up families without their menfolk and many went out to work for the first time, some working in new industries, such as armaments, others doing the jobs previously done by men. The end of the war saw a great outpouring of grief and commemoration of the huge loss of life through the creation of war memorials.
The exhibition tells a few of the many stories of heroism, bravery, loss and community spirit.
- Family friendly
Themed craft activities each month for children and families. Dates and times vary, so check the website for specifics.
How to obtain
Some activities carry a charge so email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance for details.