Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum
Kirkleatham
Redcar
North Yorkshire
TS10 5NW
England

Website

www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

museum_services@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Telephone

01642 479500

Fax

01642 474199

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Kirkleatham museum
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Kirkleatham Museum was opened in 1981. It is located in Kirkleatham Old Hall which was built in 1709 as a 'Free School' by the local Turner family. Nearby are several listed buildings worthy of a visit. We have a new education facility and an excellent cafe. As well as permanent exhibitions we have a regular temporary exhibition programme, highlighting local artistic talent in the 'Little Gallery' and Pavilion.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

April-September
Tues-Sun 1000-1700
Bank holiday Mon Open
October-March 1000-1600

Closed: Mon except Bank Holidays.
Christmas through to New Year.

Admission charges

Free admission.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Memories of Childhood

  • 7 September 2007 — 7 September 2015 *on now

An exhibition spanning five decades of children's games and toys from the 1950's to 2000.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Museum - 1st Floor

Admission

Free admission

Ironstone Mining

  • 7 September 2007 — 7 September 2015 *on now

An exhibition providing an insight into the lives of Ironstone Miners, the tools they used and the conditions they worked in. There is also an audio-visual display with a short excerpt from Craig Hornby's A Century In Stone. This exhibtion is also a perfect prelude to the Ironstone Mining Museum in Skinningrove.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Museum - 1st Floor

Admission

Free admission

golden jewellery on a black background

The Saxon Princess

  • 28 May 2011 — 5 September 2016 *on now

A new exhibition which is the culmination of an exciting six year archaeological project at Loftus, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The findings date back to the 7th century and are unparalleled in the Anglo-Saxon world. Some pieces include precious metal jewellery from a Saxon princess, beads and a reconstruction of the Royal bed burial will form part of the exhibition. The exhibition includes a replica Anglo-Saxon house, an audio-visual display and the chance to learn how these people lived their lives.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Museum - Top Floor

Admission

Free

Street house before the Saxons

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2016 *on now

Dr Sherlock returns to Kirkleatham Museum to unveil more artefacts linked to the highly successful Saxon Princess Exhibition, a stunning showcase of some of the finest Anglo Saxon finds from Northern England.

Archaeological excavations to the north of Loftus between 1979 and 2004 present a wealth of evidence of how people lived in East Cleveland over the last 5,000 years. The results of the excavations are presented in the exhibition Street House before the Saxons and opens its doors to visitors on Saturday 12th July 2014 at Kirkleatham Museum Redcar.

The exhibition shows the varied range of sites, and the finds demonstrate how people were living in this part of North East Yorkshire thousands of years ago. The excavations have found a Neolithic cairn (3000 BC), Bronze Age burial sites, the remains of a timber house and two timber circles that date to around 2000 BC. During the Iron Age (300 BC), families were living in a settlement, growing crops and rearing animals. A Roman villa (AD 370) was found in the next field where people were making jet jewellery and pottery, and trading products around the area. This location became the setting for an Anglo-Saxon village, the home of a Saxon Princess.

This exhibition tells the story of the dig through photographs, two films, archaeological objects and offers the chance for children to find out about Roman life and dress up as a Roman!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/rcbcweb.nsf/museums+Full+List/06ED1810911DE0A080257C0600367C89?OpenDocument

Ken Charlton

  • 15 January — 19 April 2015 *on now

Although drawing featured prominently throughout my teaching career, I did not turn to painting until after retiring in 1995 persuaded by my wife that I would need 'something to occupy my spare time'. After joining my local art society, I initially experimented with a variety of mediums in my painting, but found greatest satisfaction in using watercolours.

Most of my paintings feature landscapes, some form of architecture, or coastal subjects encountered locally and during travels both at home and abroad. While making notes and sketches on location, I commonly take photographs to capture fine details of what can be rapid changes in tone and colour. Time spent in carefully selecting and `framing a particular composition, affords me greater freedom to concentrate later upon my own interpretation of the scene.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/rcbcweb.nsf/museums+Full+List/06ED1810911DE0A080257C0600367C89?OpenDocument

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